6 January 2009
The Centre for Ecotoxicological Research (CETI) of Montenegro celebrated its 10th anniversary on 22 December 2008.
The CETI is a public institution established in 1998, specializing in environmental monitoring, radiation safety and radioactive waste management. The CETI is a key partner of the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) in Montenegro.
The 10th year celebration ceremony was opened by Ms. Ana Misurovic, Director of CETI, who thanked the participants and reflected over the Centre's past 10 years of existence. A short movie was played showing CETI’s premises and main capabilities of the Centre, with its ending devoted to the fruitful cooperation with the IAEA’s TCP since the establishment of the Centre.
The movie was followed by congratulatory remarks by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, HE Milo Djukanovic, who addressed the audience expressing his personal congratulations to CETI’s staff, underlining the importance of its work for Montenegro, a country proclaimed as an “ecological state” according to its Constitution.
The Prime Minister's remarks was proceeded by Mr. Manuel Recio, Head of Section 1 of Division for Europe of the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation, who was invited to give a short speech summarizing the cooperation with CETI and signalling present challenges of Montenegro in the field of nuclear technology, namely the passing of the new law on radiation safety, which will establish a fully independent regulatory body, and the completion of the licensing process of the recently built CETI’s low and medium level radioactive waste storage facility, a key installation for the safe and secure management of disused radioactive sources and waste.
The ceremony concluded with words from Mr. Željko Cerović, President of the Management Board of CETI, who reiterated his gratitude to the high representatives of the Montenegrin society and general audience attending the celebration.