The EU will allocate euro 5-7 mln to increase security of the Armenian NPP in 2006-2007. Torben Holtze, head of EU Commission delegation to Armenia and Georgia, said this at a recent press conference.
Mr. Holtze said that the European Commission didn’t finance the works aimed at increasing security of the Armenian NPP in 2005 because there still remained unutilized sources within the framework of EU aid of the previous years. He added that the EU demands to increase the security of NPPs from all the EU member states where there are functioning first generation NPPs. The EU will put forward such demands to Russia, too. He reminded that the EU renders aid for increasing security of the Armenian NPP at the request of RA government. At present, the EU is still concerned about this issue and will continue rendering help for the security of the NPP.
It’s worth mentioning, that, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency experts, the works directed to increasing the security of the Armenian NPP will require $ 60 mln for the coming three years. $47 mln were allocated for the abovementioned activities since 1995. $35 mln was allocated by the United States, while $12 mln. was provided by the EU.