Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Philippines to host regional EU CBRN Center

Business Mirror

THE Philippines will host the permanent secretariat of the Southeast Asian Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Center, a European Union global initiative with a total allocation of P59 billion.
The center to be established in Manila beginning 2012 will help the country in mitigating biological risk like pandemics.

The center is part of the EU Global Initiative that seeks to develop at national and regional levels the necessary institutional capacity to fight chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks.

The EU Delegation in the Philippines said in a statement that close to €100 million or P59 billion will be allocated within 2009-13 for the initiative.

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