Center of the fight against illicit trafficking of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear called center of excellence (CBRN-COE) was born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the coordinator and focal point of the center, Mr. Eduard Booto Bokonda, annouces it today to the Congolese Press Agency (ACP).
According to the ACP, the center is an initiative of the European Union located in conjunction with the United Nations through the United Nations Interregional Institute for Crime and Justice and the European Commission.
The center of the fight against illicit trafficking of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear materials, said its coordinator, continues as goals to reduce or minimize the negative effects on the proliferation and spread of the foregoing in all areas of life and to create a network of experts to tackle the problems related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear funding projects addressed the specific needs of each country.
Among the impacts of the national center, the coordinator Eduard Booto noted that in terms of research, the center is located particularly in the financing of research projects, in regard of the limited budget allocated by the government sector scientific research. The center also aims to strengthen the capacity for training Congolese researchers and make competitive the centers and research institutes in the DRC to fight against the illicit trafficking of these materials.
In terms of the revolution of modernity, the coordinator said that the Centre of Excellence is located in the DRC to establish centers and research institutions modern equipments according to the policy of this revolution advocated by the President of the Republic . "We cannot speak of an emerging country without research," said Mr. Eduard Booto.