Angola: Atomic Energy Agency official for Africa visits Luanda

4 March 2009

Luanda, Angola, 4 March – The Africa representative of the Atomic Energy Agency, Gashaw Wolde, has been in Luanda since Monday to evaluate the level of compliance in creating the non-destructive and biotechnological test research laboratory.

The director of the National Technological Centre (CTN), Rufino Sambanje, told Angolan news agency Angop that Wolde planned to analyse Angola’s efforts in the abovementioned projects, designed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, via CTN and the Atomic Energy Agency.

The two projects were launched in 2007 and are being carried out in phases, the first of which is training of five technicians, whilst the other, carried out in 2008, was the acquisition and assembly of equipment and chemical reagents.

The other phases will are related to the evaluation and supervision of the atomic energy agency.

Angola became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1999 and every year contributes US$7,300 to the cooperation fund and US$18,000 in fees, which is the minimum amount required frommembers. (macauhub)