Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Dhafra region, on Tuesday attended the international emergency exercise ConvEx-3 “Barakah UAE” at the Barakah nuclear power plant.
The exercise “Barakah UAE” of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is conducted with the participation of 75 countries, 12 international organizations, 10 local authorities and 700 participants in the implementation of the exercise teams field, operational centers and monitoring and evaluation committees.
The National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that all operations centers are fully ready and have been activated as part of the international emergency exercise to test emergency response and preparation of the United Arab Emirates for all nuclear and radioactive risks in the country.
The exercise is part of ongoing efforts to improve preparedness and ensure enhanced response capacities according to international standards and in accordance with international emergency preparedness agreements.
It also aims to test the UAE’s preparedness, response and early notification capabilities in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency, in line with the UAE’s commitment to transparency. The exercise highlights the UAE’s integrated monitoring, operations and response system on the ground, in addition to confirming that its peaceful nuclear power program meets international and IAEA standards.