The United States Embassy in Dushanbe, working in conjunction with the Export Control and Related Border Security program (EXBS), provided four new, all purpose, 4-wheel drive, double cab pickup trucks to the Government of Tajikistan to serve as “Radiation Detection Response Vehicles.” Two vehicles are earmarked for the Nuclear Radiation and Safety Agency (NRSA) and two vehicles will be provided to the Customs Service. These vehicles will allow rapid response in the event of a radiation alert at any border crossing on the borders of Tajikistan.
The Export Control and Related Border Security program assists partner countries capabilities to detect, interdict, investigate and prosecute illicit transfers of Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD related items, and conventional arms.
The U.S. Embassy will continue to support the Government of Tajikistan through a partnership between U.S. agencies in order to provide enhanced equipment, training, and infrastructure improvements. The vehicles donated today by the U.S. Embassy will add significantly to the Government of Tajikistan’s border security capabilities.
These vehicles are part of the many assistance projects the U.S. Embassy implements in Tajikistan on behalf of the American people. Since 1992, the American people have provided more than 1 billion U.S. dollars in assistance programs that support the economic growth, democratic institutions, health care, education, and security systems of Tajikistan.