WAM Western Region, 15th May 2012 (WAM) -- The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) hosted a public forum to provide the Western Region community with insight into FANR's Mission, Vision and Core values. During the event FANR explained its role in the UAE's peaceful nuclear power programme and in its function in regulating and licensing radioactive materials and radiation sources used in medicine, research, oil exploration and other industries.
The forum was held at the Cultural Centre in Madinat Zayed and was attended by Dr. Mariam Al Shenasi, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Water and Board Member of FANR, and almost 200 residents and officials from the Western Region Municipality, the Western Region Development Council and Abu Dhabi Education Council and other government and private organizations.
"We are encouraging residents of the Western Region to be aware of the UAE's peaceful nuclear power programme and particularly aware of FANR's role in the nuclear safety, security and safeguard" said Dr William Travers, FANR's Director General. "FANR is using world experts working alongside Emirati engineers to guarantee high competence and the long-term sustainability of our work." FANR is working closely with its strategic partners in the Western Region such as the Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Western Region Development Council, Cultural Centre and Community Police Department to engage with its stakeholders and showcase its full commitment to transparency and sustainability.
The panel from FANR explained to the public its commitment to the highest standards of safety, security and safeguards, and introduced the authority's role and procedures after the Fukushima accident as well as FANR scholarships and career opportunities.
After the presentations, the audience was invited to ask questions, which were received and addressed by FANR officials.