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UAE’s nuclear authority approves budget for 2017

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation’s (FANR) board of management has approved its budget for 2017 at a meeting chaired by the board chairman, Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi

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The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation’s (FANR) board of management has approved its budget for 2017 at a meeting chaired by the board chairman, Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi.

The senior management provided the board with updates to key FANR activities, including the status of its review of the application for an operating license for units 1 and 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, which is now under construction in the western region of Abu Dhabi.

The board also discussed the establishment of a decommissioning trust fund (DTF) to support the construction, operation and regulation of a radioactive waste management disposal facility in the UAE.

The board reviewed FANR’s communication strategy for the next five years, and also considered memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with key national stakeholders including the Federal Customs Authority.

Such memoranda are crucial components of FANR’s commitment to enhance its role as the regulator of the UAE’s nuclear sector and steer its efforts to cooperate with the relevant entities in order to fully undertake its role and responsibilities, according to state news agency, WAM.

The board also approved several HR policies aiming to improving the internal employees’ services.

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