Bird flu epidemic and diseases in farm animals including blue-ear and foot-and-mouth in pigs and cattle have been put under control in most localities nationwide during the last two weeks.
HA NOI — An estimated VND300 billion (US$1.5 million) from the State budget will be spent over the next ten years on a programme to ensure security in nuclear energy, according to Prime Minister Decision 450.
Two-thirds of the funding will be spent to prevent, discover and fight against threats to national security at radioactive sources, radiation bases and other nuclear energy activities.
Any abuse of the peaceful use of nuclear energy by Viet Nam to infringe national security, promote terrorism or leak confidential information will be severely dealt with.
The programme will also focus on preventing cover-ups and refuting unfounded complaints or concerns relating to nuclear safety.
Over the first five-year period, the Prime Minister requires relevant agencies to prepare the necessary resources for site clearance, while ensuring their security and confidentiality during the design and technology assessment phase.
In the second period, measures must be taken to ensure nuclear power plant safety, and prepare in advance plans and resources to maintain security and safety during the plant's operation cycle.
The programme will be conducted at every city and province with a focus at border gates and at key nuclear energy project sites. The Ministry of Public Security will take the main responsibility for the implementation of the programme. — VNS