Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug. 8 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /
U.S., Netherlands and Kazakhstan commission secure radiological transportation vehicle as part of a broader cooperative effort to help combat nuclear and radiological terrorism around the world, the U.S. embassy in Astana said on Wednesday.
The report notes that the delivery of the secure radiological transportation vehicle to the Institute of Atomic Energy (IAE) - National Nuclear Center (NNC) of Kazakhstan is the latest accomplishment under a partnership between the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the United States Energy Department, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington said that commissioning of this secure transportation vehicle will enhance the level of radiological security in Kazakhstan.
The procurement of the secure transportation vehicle is made possible by a contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to NNSA's Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). The agreement on Dutch contribution was signed in May 2011.
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