Radiation and radioactive isotope have proven effective in disease diagnosis and treatment, head of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency Hoang Anh Tuan said, adding that Vietnam now houses 32 centres for nuclear medicine, 25 radiotherapy centres and 174 CT scanners.
In the sphere of industry, gamma rays have been used in the garment-textile sector and petrochemistry, according to the official.
Tuan suggested training more experts who can master radiation and radioactive isotope as Vietnam is now thirsty for experts in this field.
Delegates at the event also discussed the legal system, mechanisms and policies, as well as State management in scientific and technological development and application in order to ensure safety and security of atomic energy.
They stressed the need to import more technologies and organise more scientific-technological workshops with the participation of foreign partners to hasten the application of atomic energy in socio-economic development.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac said that Vietnamese management agencies, scientists, institutes and educational institutions have made every effort to develop legal documents with the aim of accelerating the research and application of the energy.
Outcomes of atomic energy research studies and applications to serve national socio-economic development were also displayed on this occasion.