IAEA helps Da Nang Airport ensure nuclear security hinh anh 1Check-in counters at Da Nang International Aiport. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A group of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has visited central Da Nang city where they plan to install an automatic system for radiation detection at Da Nang International Airport.

The system, capable of automatically detecting and giving warning about traces of radioactive materials, will be located at the immigration and customs areas of the airport.

It is expected to enable the customs office to uncover nuclear materials and other radioactive sources hidden in passenger baggage.

It is part of the nuclear security project that IAEA is deploying to help Vietnam effectively deal with risks of illegal imports of nuclear materials and other radioactive sources in an attempt to prevent possible nuclear terrorism in the country.

Da Nang International Airport is the third airport in Vietnam to receive help from IAEA for this matter.-VNA