El Salvador joins the International Atomic Energy Agency in a technical cooperation program

Today the general director of the El Salvador Agency for International Cooperation (ESCO), Karla Palma, launched the 2022-2023 Technical Cooperation program, an initiative that includes El Salvador and the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA).

According to director Palma, the Technical Cooperation program seeks to generate changes in health, food safety, the environment, water, irradiation technology, and industrial applications, among others.

«Many of these issues are a priority for this administration, this day we are going to present four national projects and one regional one. It is a pleasure for the ESCO to welcome you to the launch of the 2022-2023 Technical Cooperation Program», reported the director.

Through the partnerships created through the program, knowledge is exchanged with the help of scientific visits, fellowships, meetings, expert advice, workshops, and equipment purchases.

According to Karla Palma, the states that are members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have the benefits of the services provided by the organization. In addition, the director explained that the program is drawn up every two years.

On the other hand, one of the projects that will be executed under the program is called «Strengthening the integrated management of water resources through the use of isotopic techniques in El Salvador,» which, according to director Karla Palma, will be executed by the Ministry of Environment.