World Nuclear Association and the ASEAN Centre for Energy launch new partnership

Issued 15 March 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between World Nuclear Association and the ASEAN Centre for Energy at a virtual ceremony.

Under the MoU, both organizations have agreed to work together towards building capabilities on nuclear energy technologies and their applications, enhancing human resource capabilities in the area of nuclear science and technology, improving public engagement on nuclear energy, building capabilities on nuclear law and regulatory frameworks, and strengthening regional cooperation on nuclear energy for power generation.

Dr. Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General of World Nuclear Association, said: “We are truly delighted to announce this agreement and excited about the opportunity of working together with the ASEAN Centre for Energy. This partnership comes at a most opportune time to address ASEAN member states’ growing demand for energy to support economic development and demographic growth, as well as the world’s most defining issue of our time: climate change. Nuclear energy already plays a major role in delivering human and economic development globally through the provision of clean, affordable and reliable electricity, and we believe nuclear power can hugely benefit the ASEAN member states.

After the ceremony, Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre of Energy, said: “I am glad to see the bright future for our collaboration. I really look forward to tangible activities on the civilian nuclear programme in the region."