Atomic energy generating billions of USD

Radiation and radioactive isotope applications have helped Vietnam produce more high-yield rice varieties resistant to pests and diseases, while new technologies have helped diagnose and treat critical diseases. From these applications, billions of dollars have been contributed to the economy. Hoang Anh Tuan, Director of Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, in Vietnam, said that atomic energy has been applied in many different fields, from industry to agriculture to healthcare. The strategy on applying atomic energy for peace until 2020 aims to build and develop industries and nuclear technologies that contribute directly and effectively to socio-economic development and enhance the scientific and technological potential of the country.

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