Project profile — Prototype cooperating national facility for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty monitoring


Canadian Commercial Corporation (CA-CRA_ACR-3106844475)
2017-11-30 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Kazakhstan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project provides the Canadian Commercial Corporation with funding to negotiate and implement a contract with Scienta Sensor Systems to supply, install and commission a radionuclide detection system at the National Nuclear Centre in Kurchatov, Kazakstan. It also seeks to provide operator training, preventative maintenance and technical support. The provided equipment will be used to establish a prototype cooperating national facility to monitor compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased ability to produce additional data to strengthen the ability to monitor compliance with the Treaty; and (2) increased ability to produce refined information on local or regional background levels of radionuclides.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2023 include: (1) constructed and factory tested the equipment in December 2018; and (2) successfully delivered the equipment from Uppsala, Sweden, to Kurchatov, Kazakhstan, in December 2020.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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