Canada allocates $12 million for Chernobyl Shelter Fund

The Canadian authorities have decided to contribute $12 million to the International Chernobyl Shelter Fund (CSF), Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson has said.

The Canadian authorities have decided to contribute $12 million to the International Chernobyl Shelter Fund (CSF), Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson has said.

"Canada is contributing $12M to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund. We remain committed to supporting #Ukraine," Nicholson write on Twitter

The fund was set up in 1997 by the G7 countries to implement a project to build a new safe confinement (NSC) over the sarcophagus which was built over the ruined power unit N4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the 1986 disaster.

The fund is managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and reports to donor countries on the Fund's spending at meetings of the CSF Donor Assembly.

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