Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)

Created on Sunday, 25 November 2012 Published Date Written by Super User

Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP), formerly known as the Office of Atomic Energy for Peace (OAEP). The organization was formed on 25 April 1961, under the Atomic Energy for Peace Act of 1961. In 1962, the Thai Research Reactor (TRR-1) began operation. It was the first crucial step in development of nuclear technology for education, medicine, agriculture, and industry in the country. OAP, as national regulatory body, is responsible for ensuring safety of users and public from radiation and nuclear utilizations by educating the public, and regulating the use of nuclear energy. Moreover, as one of member states, Thailand has committed itself to developing the peaceful use of atomic energy.  Thus, OAP is also the organization which responsible for organizing signings of national and international agreements, such as those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  The main goal is to develop peaceful use of nuclear energy in Thailand to the same levels as in developed countries.

1.    To be the Secretariat of the Atomic Energy for Peace Commission (Thai AEC)
2.    To regulate safety utilizations of radiation and nuclear materials.
3.    To coordinate formulation of national policy and strategic plans on peaceful utilization of atomic energy.
4.    To coordinate and support national security relevant to atomic energy issues.
5.    To coordinate and carry out commitments and obligations with international organizations and with foreign institutes.
6.    To coordinate and carry out technical co-operation with organizations in Thailand and abroad.

Organization Structure
1.    Office of the Secretary
2.    Bureau of Atomic Energy Administration
3.    Bureau of Radiation Safety Regulation
4.    Bureau of Nuclear Safety Regulation
5.    Bureau of Technical Support for Safety Regulation
6.    Administrative Support Group
7.    Administrative System  Development Group
8.    Information Technology Center
9.    Technical Executive Group
10.    Engineering Center

Address: 16 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road   
                Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Tel:         +66(2) 596 7600
 Fax:        +66(2) 561 3013



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