The Government has approved a project on carrying out measures to ensure security in the atomic energy area.

According to a recent decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the project will focus on the prevention work and protection of people’s lives and health and the environment.

The project will be carried out in all localities in the country and will concern all application of atomic energy for peaceful purpose, with priorities being given to ensuring security at border gates, key nuclear establishments and radiation projects and establishments.

The project is aimed at ensuring political security and social safety and order in the atomic energy area, and contributing to protecting national security, the Party guidelines and State policies and laws on application of atomic energy for peaceful purpose and socio-economic development.

The decision stipulates that it is responsibility of all people, sectors and organisations and individuals operating in the field to ensure atomic energy security, with police being the key force.

It gave out synchronous measures, including raising public awareness, accelerating State management, boosting international cooperation in fighting crime in the field as well as working out plans to prevent, discover and cope with any nuclear and radiation problems./.