EU/ACP PROJECT MISSION TO MAURITIUS, THE FIFTH BENEFICIARY STATE UNDER THE EU/ACP PROJECT, KICKS-OFF SUCCESSFULLY
The on-site technical assistance and training mission for Mauritius commenced as planned on Monday 4th August 2014.
The mission started with an initial contact meeting with the management team of the Department of Civil Aviation led by the acting Director of Civil Aviation Mr. Iswarduth Pokhun whose objective was to provide an overview of the scope of the project and introduce the team members to the DCA, to explain the work methodology and agree upon the approach to be taken during the mission.
The Acting Director of Civil Aviation Chairs the initial contact meeting with the project team members. He assured the team of the DCA's full support to the project
This meeting paved the way for the kick-off of mission activities in Mauritius in which by the end of the ten-week mission on 10th October 2014, the team intends to have delivered the following:
- Assisted the State of Mauritius with implementing its Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to improve the level of effective implementation of ICAO Annex 17 SARPs following the ICAO audit in 2012.
- Provided an elaborate advice on how to elegantly establish an effective national Aviation Security Oversight and Security Quality Assurance in a cost-effective manner.
- Based on the elaborate assessment of the SSR International Airport security structure, provided appropriate advisory and technical assistance services to ensure the implementation of aviation security measures compliant with ICAO Annex 17 SARPs and guidelines concerning airport access, perimeter controls; aircraft protection; baggage, cargo and mail controls; passenger checks; staff checks; local supervision as well as landside security.
- An elaborate review of the national programmes in view of establishing a well-documented AVSEC system in Mauritius.