Dong Ha, Quang Tri (11 June 2021) — An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 training is being conducted in Quang Tri Province by Norwegian People’s Aid for the first time in Vietnam. The training course lasts over three weeks and aims to give NPA’s most senior technical staff the skills and knowledge they need to achieve the IMAS (International Mine Action Standards) EOD Level 3 competency.
The trainees taking part in the course are eight of NPA’s most senior staff including five senior team leaders, supervisors and operations manager from NPA / Project RENEW in Quang Tri, two team leaders from Thua Thien Hue, and one operations manager from Quang Binh Province. Following three weeks of training, they will receive six months of in-field follow-up evaluations before their certifications will be issued.
Project RENEW was established in 2001 as a joint effort between the government of Quang Tri Province and interested INGOs to “restore the environment and neutralize the effects of the war”.
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) has worked in Vietnam since 2007 and collaborated with national and provincial authorities to implement capacity development, survey and clearance projects in Hanoi, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh provinces.