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Discussing nuclear cooperation is PH and SoKor

Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, the Philippine ambassador to South Korea, met with KHNP officials on July 19 to discuss potential future Philippines-Republic of Korea (ROK) cooperation in nuclear technology and renewable energy.

Executive Vice President of Project and Overseas Nuclear Business Division Nam Yoh-Shik, Vice President of the Overseas Nuclear Business Section Kim Yongsoo, and Senior Manager of the Overseas Nuclear Business Section Choi Younghwan are among the KHNP leaders.

De Vega informed ROK that President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. had indicated an interest in exploring nuclear technology and other energy cooperation platforms with South Korea during the call, and he reaffirmed the Philippines’ interest in concentrating on a workable and sustainable energy plan.

As Korea’s largest power producer, KHNP uses a combination of nuclear power, hydropower, pumped-storage power, and new and renewable energy to meet one-third or roughly 28% of domestic demand.

It also provides energy to 29 other nations as part of the world’s power supply.

KHNP has been collaborating with the Philippines on energy-related projects for a while; it oversaw the feasibility studies for the secure operation of the Cagayan Eco Zone and the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

A student engineer from the Philippines is currently enrolled at the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) International School. The KNHP also mentioned that they are working to support more professionals in the nuclear energy field.

The officials anticipated strengthening PH-ROK energy cooperation in the next years.

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