Project profile — Recovery of Radiation Detection Capabilities at the Port of Beirut


United States Departmentof Energy
2021-08-16 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Lebanon (100.00%)


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

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project reduces the threat posed by stolen or illicitly-trafficked nuclear or radiological materials, for the population of Lebanon and neighbouring countries. The project restores radiation detection capabilities at the Port of Beirut, following the August 2020 explosion. Project activities include: (1) replacing radiation portal monitors damaged during the explosion; (2) providing additional radiation portal monitors and handheld secondary inspection equipment for newly constructed shipping lanes; and (3) rebuilding the central alarm station to provide comprehensive monitoring at the port.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project s the improved detection and response to nuclear or radiological security incidents by personnel at Lebanon’s Port of Beirut.

Results achieved 


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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