The Australian government has announced a funding of 148,000 AUD to assist Vietnam in strengthening its aviation security practices, according to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

Australia and Vietnam share a cooperative transport relationship and this initiative will assist the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) strengthen its security regime, the department said in a media release on October 6.

The project will be funded under AusAID's Public Sector Linkages Programme and delivered by the Office of Transport Security in the Department of Infrastructure.

The project will deliver security capacity building activities including sponsored attendance to an International Civil Aviation Organisation accredited training course, two international standard aviation security courses, and a visit to Darwin International Airport to observe Australia's world-class aviation security practices.

Officials from CAAV and airport security management from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will participate in the programme.

Australia is committed to strengthening transport security across the Asia-Pacific and through this partnership the relationship between Australia and Vietnam will also be stronger, said the media release./.