The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share the international community the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster that occurred on the morning of April 26th 1986G as an enlarged international conference is held on 25th and 26th of April 2016G in the Ukrainian capital Kiev aiming at assuring the importance of safety and security of nuclear facilities and to get acquainted with the measures adopted by Ukraine to contain radioactive materials in Chernobyl reactor and isolate it from the environment with international financial and technical assistance. The Conference is held at the invitation of the Ukrainian government to the donor governments which participate in the Chernobyl shelter which began construction five years ago. The project consists of a huge engineering facility in the form of a steel dome rising 105 meters and covering an area of 15570 square meters default for one hundred years for the full and hermetic containment of the current concrete building that encases the reactor of the fourth unit at Chernobyl nuclear station which was destroyed as a result of the disaster and the scattering of irradiated nuclear fuel. The project of constructing this huge steel dome aims at preventing the cracking of the destroyed reactor's concrete casing and to prevent the spread of radioactive material through isolating it from the atmosphere and the surrounding environment.
The Kingdom's delegation participating in the conference is presided over by the Vice President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy K.A.CARE Dr. Waleed AbulFaraj, where K.A.CARE by virtue of its responsibilities under the directives of its prudent leadership emphasizes the Kingdom's active role in nuclear safety and security issues in the international forums. In this context the Kingdom took the initiative to establish an international center to combat nuclear terrorism at the United Nations headquarters and currently coordinating with the International Agency for Atomic Energy to establish an international center for nuclear safety at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna. It also contribute to an active role with the international community to assist Ukraine to solve the problem which threatens the leak and spread of radioactive material from the destroyed Chernobyl reactor after the 1986 disaster.