First irradiation center in central region of VN opened

The Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) has just operated the first irradiation system in the Central region.

First irradiation center in central region of VN opened

This system, after 2 years of construction, is now able to offer the service of irradiation treatment to pasteurize agricultural and aquacultural products for export as well as to sterilize healthcare instruments. The coverage of the service will be Da Nang City and its neighborhood. 


At the moment, VINATOM has 9 members located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), and Central Highland city of Da Lat.

Among them, the Hanoi Irradiation Center (HIC) and the Research and Development Center for Radiation Technology (Vinagamma) in HCMC possess necessary industrial irradiation equipment to pasteurize and preserve harvested produce or aquacultural products for export purposes.


VINATOM, a special science-technology organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology, was founded in 1970s and has conducted various practical studies for different aspect of life, greatly contributing to the development of the nation.

By BA TAN – Translated by Vien Hong

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