Impressed by our aviation industry

Working together: Dr Wee meeting Lt Col Field and other officials in Montreal, Canada.

PETALING JAYA: Caribbean countries have expressed interest in Malaysia’s achievements in the aviation industry and hope to learn more from training offered by the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said the MTCP will assist the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) member states through technical cooperation.

Dr Wee had a bilateral meeting with the representative of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) Lt Col (Rtd) Egbert Field in Montreal, Canada on Monday.

The member countries of CASSOS comprise Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

“Lt Col Field is very impressed by Malaysia’s achievements in the aviation industry and is eager to take full advantage of the training opportunities we offer through MTCP.

“Having trained 400 technical personnel from different countries, MTCP will continue to help member states through technical cooperation,” he said on Facebook yesterday.

Dr Wee also said that Malaysia is glad to share its experience and knowledge in relation to the country’s reinstatement to Category 1 of the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating.

On Friday, he announced that Malaysia had regained its Category 1 IASA safety rating after three years of being in Category 2.

Last week, Dr Wee said the Malaysian delegation also had bilateral meetings with several African countries, such as Ghana and Senegal.

He reiterated Malaysia’s commitment to further facilitate and provide aviation training to other countries under MTCP.

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