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EU-Indonesia cooperation in nuclear safety implemented successfully
A two-day meeting was held from 22 to 23 May 2019 at the Indonesian Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN) in Jakarta for the conclusion of an EU-funded project entitled of "Enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of the regulatory body and developing a national waste management strategy project".
The European Union (EU), together with its Indonesian partners, has successfully implemented a first joint project aimed at enhancing and strengthening the nuclear safety regulatory framework in Indonesia and developing a national policy for the safety of radioactive waste management, in accordance with the highest standards of safety and best international practice adopted in the EU.
This €1.18 million project was financed through the EU’s Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC). Within its framework, implemented in close cooperation with BAPETEN, extensive knowledge transfer, including on-the-job training in the EU, exchanges of methods, know-how and best practices took place over a period of three years in the following areas:
Mr Charles-Michel Geurts, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Indonesia, highlighted: “The European Union is a close partner to Indonesia in a wide number of development cooperation areas including in the promotion of the application of best international standards and practice for nuclear safety and safeguards. We hope this knowledge transfer between the EU and Indonesia as facilitated by the project will contribute to more effective regulatory framework development and implementation in Indonesia."
Mr Hendriyanto Haditjahyono, Executive Secretary of BAPETEN, said: “BAPETEN, which has the duty to supervise all nuclear energy utilisation in Indonesia, must always increase its capacity to the world level. The cooperation project funded by the European Union and implemented by RISKAUDIT and its consortium partners over three years is very beneficial for BAPETEN, specifically to adopt several aspects of regulation implemented in the European Union, covering technical aspects related to nuclear safety, as well as the managerial aspects such as the management systems and human resource development."
The project was implemented by RISKAUDIT International together with European Regulators (STUK/ Säteilyturvakeskus, Finland) and Technical Support Organisations (IRSN/ Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France and GRS/ Gesellschaft für Anlagenund Reaktorsicherheit, Germany).