Text of report by Jordanian newspaper Al-Ra'y on 6 March
[Unattributed report: "Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chief Presents Programme Regulation, Control Strategy"]
Dr Jamal Sharaf, director of the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission [JNRC], has stated that the agency has drafted a five-year national strategy to address important challenges within the framework of the kingdom's efforts to acquire nuclear technology for peaceful uses.
In press statements, Dr Sharaf explained that in preparation for this stage, the agency has prepared a strategy for the development of the regulatory, legislative, and administrative fields that would ensure the kingdom's desire and efforts to implement its national nuclear programme.
Dr Sharaf outlined the elements of the strategy that are concentrated on the control, licensing and inspection aspects of the nuclear facilities that will be constructed in the future and will include the sub-critical system, research reactor, and the nuclear energy plant, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2020, as well as the uranium extraction project, in addition to supporting the regulatory frame of the agency.
He said that the first of the challenges is the sub-critical system, especially the licensing process of the system agreed upon with a Chinese company concerned with industrial energy. It will be set up in the Science and Technology University in the city of Irbid.
Dr Sharaf …