KOICA Helps Cambodia in Aviation Security Training

The training course on Basic Aviation Security (AvSEC) for security personnel from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA), jointly organised by SSCA and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), was wrapped up on Feb. 16.

The closing and certificate handover ceremony was presided over H.E. Mao Havannall, Secretary of State of the SSCA, and Mr. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office.

According to a KOICA’s press release, the 11-day training course, the second of its kind, was conducted at the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) in Phnom Penh by Korean experts who have rich expertise and experience in the field of Aviation Security (AvSEC) from Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) of the Republic of Korea. This training course provided good opportunity to share Korea’s experience and know how in civil aviation sector.

Mr. Jeong Yun Gil said after receiving the AvSEC training course, the security personnel were enable to work in and move about and airport safety; communicate and cooperate with other airport agencies; control the movement of people and vehicles; guard and patrol airport vulnerable areas, facilities and aircraft; recognise weapons and explosive/incendiary devices; inspect/screen/search passengers and baggage; and respond to airport emergency situations.

The Republic of Korea, through KOICA, has provided US$10.10 million to Cambodia for the project “The Establishment of CATC in Cambodia”. The grant aid has been used for the construction of the CATC within the Phnom Penh International Airport, establishment of the civil aviation HRD master plan of Cambodia, dispatch of Korean experts to Cambodia, invitation of training in Korea, and provision of equipment, he underlined.

H.E. Mao Havannal expressed his high appreciation and thanks to KOICA and the Korean government for their support to this useful training. “The training courses was conducted and will be conducted in CATC in order to develop human resources as royal government strategic plan and on the other hand we can see that passengers travelling in and out Cambodia will be confident concerning their security while security staff receive proper training so that they will use their profession to ensure safety for all passengers,” he stressed.

Mr. Jeong Yun Gil added that the four-year project is aimed to contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the Royal Government of Cambodia through the establishment of CATC and related capacity building programmes to ensure safe, secure, efficient, quality and cost-effective international and domestic air transportation services in keeping with international standards; and to improve the quality and quantity of human resources and institutional capabilities for the effective management of Civil Aviation sector in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press