The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) organised here yesterday the Project Completion Ceremony for the Establishment of the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) in Cambodia, which is the grant aid from the Republic of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The event was chaired by H.E. Gen. Mao Havannall, Secretary of State of the SSCA and Mr. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office.
The training programme at the CATC is covered in a wide range of subjects. In 2017, the Centre has organised 15 courses with 261 participants. In 2018, there will be a lot of new skills to expand Cambodia's rapidly expanding aviation skills. The CATC has recently launched 26 courses for 2018. Up to the first semester of 2018, the CATC has organised and completed 17 training courses with a total of 279 participants.
Addressing the function, H.E. Gen. Mao Havannall expressed his admiration and gratitude to KOICA and Korean experts and Cambodian teachers who are working hard to organise training programmes and prepare the course materials for these courses and fulfill the plan as planned.
CATC continues to provide training and aviation education and has reduced our costs for overseas training, and it is important to promote national capacity to respond to the rapidly expanding aviation sector, tourism, and economic expansion, development, infrastructure and interactive activities, he added.
H.E. Gen. Mao Havannall also emphasised that after almost three decades of civil war, all infrastructures have been destroyed, Cambodia has now enjoyed political stability and full peace from 1998 onwards, because of the Win-Win policy of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Royal Government of Cambodia has also made significant progress in developing all fields.
For his part, Mr. Jeong Yun Gil said that the Project for Establishment of the CATC 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.
Finally, SSCA and the Korea Airport Corporation (KAC) who is delivering Project Management Consultancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation for the airports business development and aviation training.
CATC was the first centre in the Kingdom of Cambodia, which officially inaugurated in March 2017 under the grant aid from the Government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA. CATC has been operating since 2016 to promote professional skills for Cambodian civil aviation and to create an effective management system for human resources.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press