Georgia, Tbilisi, August 24 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi will provide Georgia with personal radiation detectors worth 382,000 lari. The equipment will presented to the authorities today at the Tbilisi City Hall's Emergencies Situations Service, the embassy told Trend.
The equipment will be given to the government under the embassy's Export Control and Border Security Program.
The Emergencies Situations Service will receive 21 detectors. Seventy-one detectors will also be presented to the Georgian Interior Ministry's Patrol Department.
Employees will undergo special training on how to use the equipment. Personal radiation detectors are designed to ensure public safety and will help Georgia to better fulfill its obligations in maintaining control over radioactive substances.
The program launched in Georgia in 2006. Over $6 million has been spent on its implementation.