Course on explosive ordnance disposal level 3 wraps up in Quang Tri hinh anh 1In the training session (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) wrapped up a three-week training course on International Mine Action Standards Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 in the central province of Quang Tri on June 16.

Held for the first time in Vietnam from the late May, the course was the highest level in the country.

Among eight trainees, five come from Quang Tri, one from Quang Binh and two from Thua Thien-Hue. Prior to course admission, they held certifications for level-2 training.

Course instructor Paul Eldred, NPA Vietnam Technical Field Manager at Project RENEW in Quang Tri province, said the course is an affirmation of NPA Vietnam’s commitment with the provincial authorities to improve the qualification of selected programme staff.

“One of the key objectives of NPA is to ensure that Vietnam has qualified personnel capable of dealing with residual explosive ordnance in the long term”, he said.

Trainees will be observed, mentored and assessed for an additional six months following the completion of the course before receiving their certification.

Operational in Vietnam since 2007, NPA is a non-governmental organisation major in bomb and mine clearance and arms disarmament, as well as humanitarian development and support./.