The Philippines still has a long way to go in forming a nuclear energy policy as it requires government commitment and public awareness and participation, said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.
In closing the nuclear energy conference Thursday, he said a lot of work needs to be done before the country can draft its own nuclear energy policy.
Nuclear conference chairperson Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson said undertaking a nuclear power program is a sovereign decision borne out of an extensive and comprehensive process involving government and the public sector.
She said educating the public on the benefits and challenges of using nuclear power is critical in the process.
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