(TAP) - Tunisia obtained, on Tuesday, accreditation as the first training centre for civil aviation safety and security, under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), in the region of Tunisia, Europe, Africa and the Atlantic North.
Director-General (DG) of ICAO's Regional Centre for Civil Aviation Safety, Hassen Essedik, said on the sidelines of the international conference organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on "Training in the field of civil aviation", on December 5-7, 2017 in Tunis, that about 196 countries will take advantage of the benefits of this centre, indicating that the UN has mobilised an estimated envelope to 12 million dollars (29.7 million dinars).
This private center, specified the manager, is the first in the world having obtained this international accreditation explaining that it will train senior executives in the field of aviation safety of Tunisia and foreign countries.
The accreditation granted to Tunisia as a regional centre from a list of 31 centres worldwide, is an international recognition by ICAO in the country's ability to guarantee aviation safety at all its airports in addition to knowledge transfer and aviation safety science, the manager said.
The Director of the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA) Khaled Chelli, said that this structure has worked to ensure training sessions that meet international standards and aviation laws. These sessions are intended for OACA agents.
The centre will refine the quality of the training of managers and employees, he said, adding that the OACA mobilises 1 million dinars per year for training in airport security. The equipment budget for the 2018 financial year amounts to about 40 million dinars.
This international conference, held in Tunis, brings together nearly 60 states and will examine issues facing the civil aviation sector in light of security threats.