The first time Ukraine presents the stand «Chornobyl: the territory of change» at the international exhibition UN in Vienna
In the framework of the 62nd General Conference of the IAEA at the Vienna United Nations Division, was a ceremonial opening of the international exhibition, which will be take place from 17th to 21th of September, and on which the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAUEZM) at the first time will present its own stand «Chornobyl: the territory of change».
The exhibition will be presents the achievements of Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl accident, decommissioning of the ChNPP and transforming the Shelter object into an ecologically safe system and also, presents the potential of the Exclusion Zone.
It is expected that this event will visit more than 5,000 guests, including international experts, IAEA Secretariat staff and participants of the General Conference.
«For our team, for the first time, to represent Ukraine at an authoritative event with its own stand on the Chornobyl theme – it is very responsible and honorable. Behind more than half a year of preparatory work involving assistants and international support for the full realization of our creative idea in 1300 kilometers from Ukraine. I hope we will be able to worthily present the achievements in overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl accident and interest experts and potential partners in order to introduce new socially important projects within the Exclusion Zone», – Vitalii Petruk, Head of SAUEZM, emphasized.
The exhibition opened the acting Director General Mary Alice Hayward, who stressed that the tragedies of Chornobyl and Fukushima are what united the entire world community in order to remedy the consequences of accidents at nuclear power plants. The IAEA directs its activities to ensure the safety of the whole world and prevent such accidents in the future.
During the next 5 days, on the stand «Chornobyl: the territory of change», visitors will be able to see the 3D layout of the world-famous Protective Arch over the destroyed reactor, accompanied by computer graphics. No less interesting for visitors will be the opportunity to get under the Arch with the help of an interactive panel in the format of 360 degrees.
Also, anyone who wants will be able to make a virtual trip to the most popular places in the Exclusion Zone with the help of special glasses and to see the scale of the Exclusion Zone and its main objects on a large map layout.
The stand is organized with the assistance of: Permanent Mission of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna, NOVARKA, VINCHI, Holtec International, European Commission and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.