Canadian ports receive first-round security funding
The Canadian government has allotted $23.6 million for security enhancements to 69 ports and marine facilities in the first round of funding of a three-year, $115 million marine security contribution program.
The project is part of a $308 million national security policy announced April 27, 2004. First-round funds will be used for surveillance equipment, augmented dockside and perimeter security for terminal facilities, command and control communications equipment, and training of personnel.
Canadian ports and marine facilities may apply in April for a second round of funding by the government in Ottawa for security projects.