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Renewed EU grant boosts Jordan's nuclear plans

Renewed $1.7 million grant will allow Kingdom to begin second phase

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Renewed grant will allow Jordan to continue with the second pahse of its nuclear plans. (Getty Images)
Renewed grant will allow Jordan to continue with the second pahse of its nuclear plans. (Getty Images)

The European Union has renewed a $1.7 million grant to allow Jordan to begin the second phase of its nuclear safety project, the Jordan News Agency has reported.

In partnership with the Jordan Nucear Regulatory Commission, officials from the UN attended a three-day meeting in Amman in an attempt to identify areas of cooperation, to support the Jordan’s capabilities.

JNRC chairman Jamal Sharaf said that renewing the grant will allow the implementation of the second project of a bilateral two-year cooperation to sustain the commission’s abilities by updating the strategic and annual plans for 2012 and 2013.

The Jordan News Agency also reported Sharaf saying that the project would enable Jordan to benefit from international expertise in the preparation of the nuclear and radiological legislative and regulatory framework, through reviewing its laws and regulations by nuclear experts.

As part of the project, training courses and workshops, both local and international, will also take place to help qualify JNRC personnel.

 

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