European Union provides support to Azerbaijan in the area of radiation safety

European Union provides support to Azerbaijan in the area of radiation safety
# 15 February 2013 09:33 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementeva – APA. The Ministry of Emergency Situations and State Agency on Nuclear and Radiological Activity Regulation of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the Radiation Protection Centre and the Central Project Management Agency of the Republic of Lithuania presented the new EU-funded Twinning Project “Strengthening of Radiation Safety Infrastructure and Development of Supporting Services of the Republic of Azerbaijan". Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan Faig Tagi-Zade and Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Azerbaijan Roland Kobia attended the presentation ceremony.


Faig Tagi-Zade said that Azerbaijan pays great attention to the issues of radiation safety. He noted that waste treatment and disposal works were carried out in Surakhani and Ramana plants under the order of the President of Azerbaijan last year and the IAEA highly-estimated this activity.


Ambassador Roland Kobia said in his turn that this is the first Twinning Project with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations. He stressed the successful use of Twinning Project in the cooperation with Azerbaijan: “This is very important for us, though there are no nuclear facilities in Azerbaijan, some countries in the region have nuclear power stations. Therefore, there is a risk of the spread of radiation.”

The purpose of this 24-month long project is to increase the surveillance of exposures from ionizing radiation in the Republic of Azerbaijan and to enhance the energy policy convergence in the field of control of all types of radiation sources. Total value of the contract amounts to € 950,000.00.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED