The U.S. Department of Defense will allocate $ 175 million to Ukraine for struggle against bio-terrorism.

According to Delo daily (#189 dated Oct 17, 2008), Ukraine, in its turn, is expected to equip its chemical laboratories, and to create a storage of disease-producing germs.

According to the information of the daily, DTRA has already signed a contract with Black&Veatch company, which will develop an electronic disease observations system.

Black&Veatch is about to supply Ukrainian laboratories with new diagnostic equipment able to discover particularly dangerous disease-producing germs, prevent epidemics and potential pandemics caused by a bio-terrorism.

Besides, it’s also planned to build in Ukraine a constant safe storage for germs on the basis of already existing research institutions.