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Belarus' University of Civil Protection, International Center for Chemical Safety sign MoU

Society 12.09.2019 | 15:58
Photo courtesy of the University of Civil Protection at the Emergencies Ministry of Belarus
Photo courtesy of the University of Civil Protection at the Emergencies Ministry of Belarus

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – A memorandum of understanding was signed by the University of Civil Protection at the Emergencies Ministry of Belarus and the International Center for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) from Poland. The document was inked by the head of the Belarusian university Ivan Polevoda and ICCSS President Krzysztof Paturej, the university's official representative Andrei Sadovsky told the media

The two institutions are set to implement international technical assistance projects, to promote programs in the field of chemical and environmental safety and civil protection, and to hold joint consultations across the entire spectrum of activities related to chemical safety.

The document also suggests exchange of specialists and teachers, joint research work using scientific and laboratory facilities of the two institutions.

The ICCSS delegation is in Belarus on an official visit on 11-13 September. The guests are scheduled to get familiar with the training facilities of the University of Civil Protection at the Emergencies Ministry and its branch in Borisov District and to see the equipment that will be used in the joint command and staff exercise in October under the EU-CHEM-REACT 2 project.

The International Center for Chemical Safety and Security is the coordinator of the project “Strengthening and ensuring high-level response within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism through a series of exercises and various activities to improve prevention, preparedness and response to disasters (EU-CHEM-REACT 2)”, the consortium of which includes the Civil Protection University at the Emergencies Ministry.

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