SSCA, KOICA Hold Closing Ceremony of Training Programme and Medal Award Ceremony

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have jointly organised the Closing Ceremony of Training Programme and Medal Award Ceremony at the Cambodia Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) in Phnom Penh.

The event took place yesterday under the presidency of H.E. Mao Havannall, Secretary of State of SSCA and Mr. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office.

Addressing at the event, Mr. Jeong Yun Gil said that the CATC establishment project in Cambodia is crucial in assisting Cambodia to acquire knowledge and technology necessary to improve its aviation industry, thereby enhancing related key industry sectors such as tourism and transportation, in alignment with the National Strategic Development Plan-2014-2018.

KOICA would like to express our sincere thanks to H.E. Mao Havannall, and SSCA's staff members who always support KOICA and also give Korean side the opportunity to the get the medal from the Royal Government of Cambodia, Mr. Jeong added.

For his part, H.E. Mao Havannal expressed his high appreciation and thanks to KOICA and the Korean expert and Cambodia instructors who are working hard to prepare programmes and syllabus for this training course and make it happen as plan.

CATC continues to provide aviation training and education and reducing our expense for overseas courses training and it is very vital in elevating national capacities to correspond with the advancing aviation sector which is rapidly increasing as a result from tourism, economic expansion, infrastructural development, and inter-regional activity, he underlined.

According to a KOICA's press release, training programmes in the CATC were covered a wide spectrum of subjects. In 2017, it has already organised 15 courses, attended by 273 students. The New Year will come with a plethora of new courses to expand the skillset of those involved in the country's nascent but rapidly expanding aviation sector, with CATC recently announcing 26 training programme to be offered throughout 2018.

In this first quarter of 2018, it pointed out, CATC has already conducted and completed seven (7) courses. Today, CATC prepares the closing ceremony of three courses, namely, Admin and HR Management and Development in SSCA course, SSCA orientation Programme course, and Basic Air Traffic Control ICAO 051 course.

CATC, the Kingdom's first centre of its kind, was officially inaugurated in March 2017 with funding from KOICA. CATC has been in operation since 2016 striving to enhance professional skills for Cambodian civil aviation and establishing an efficient management system for human resources.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press