EU pours million into raising biosecurity in Southeast Asia


The European Union has announced an investment of €3.5 million (K5.48 billion) into a regional project that will assist in increasing biosecurity in Southeast Asia and help governments to offer better responses to highly communicable diseases or global biological events.

The BIOSEC-Enhanced Biosecurity in Southeast Asia project will be headed by the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence. The agency will work with 10 Southeast Asian countries and 51 partner countries in seven other regions to address CBRN risks of criminal, accidental or natural nature like pandemics.

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Source: Myanmar Times