VIETNAM AIRPORTS CORPORATION (ACV) RECEIVES MODERN EXPLOSIVE DETECTION EQUIPMENT FROM AUSTRALIA
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On 17/5, a signing ceremony for the Certificate of Donation of Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) equipment took place at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi between the Representative of the Australian Department of Home Affairs and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

Attending the event were Mr. Andrew Goledzinowski, the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Ms. Jodie Bjerregaard - the Representative of the Australian Department of Home Affairs, the Minister-Counselor, Mr. To Tu Hung - the Head of the Aviation Security Department of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Duc Tien - the Head of the ACV Security Department, along with many representatives from the leadership of Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airports, and officials from the Australian Embassy.

At the signing ceremony, both sides highly appreciated the long-standing cooperative relationship in the field of aviation transportation between the Australian and Vietnamese Governments.

On the same day, the Australian side handed over to Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airports 6 Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) devices and 10 laptops installed with training support software for the airport security forces.

This is one of the contents in the cooperation agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Vietnam with the efforts of the Counselor of the Australian Department of Home Affairs in Bangkok, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, and the relevant authorities.

"With the addition of the Explosive Trace Detection devices and laptops for training purposes, the airport security forces at the two airports will have their capabilities enhanced to a new level," affirmed Mr. Nguyen Duc Tien.

ACV commits to prioritizing the use of equipment sponsored by the Australian Government to serve flights departing from Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airports to Australia, and to effectively utilize the equipment funded by the Australian Government.

The donation of explosive detection devices and the CASRA X-ray Tutor software along with laptop computers will help enhance security operations at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airports.

This event demonstrates the longstanding partnership between Vietnam and Australia on transport security.

The ceremony for signing the certificate of donation was held solemnly at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

The Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Andrew Goledzinowski, affirmed: "Vietnam has traditionally been assessed as having a very low risk of terrorism in the aviation sector, but we wish to continue to reduce this risk to the lowest possible level.

Mr. To Tu Hung - Head of the Aviation Security Department - Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority, said: "The Ambassador has said that Vietnam has a low aviation security risk, but this is not by chance, it is the result of the efforts of the Vietnamese people, along with the valuable support from Australia through a series of activities to enhance the capacity of Vietnam's aviation sector."

The representative of ACV, Mr. Nguyen Duc Tien - Head of the Security Department, Vietnam Airports Corporation (ACV), affirmed: "Aviation security has always been the top priority for Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat International Airports, and we make efforts to ensure absolute security. When equipped with additional explosive trace detection devices and laptops for training and practice, the aviation security control forces at these two Airports will have their capabilities further enhanced.

Counsellor, Regional Director for the Mekong (Department of Home Affairs, Australia), Ms. Jodie Bjerregaard, shared about the state-of-the-art explosive trace detection equipment that Australia has gifted to Vietnam.

Participating along with the ACV leadership at the certificate signing ceremony were Mr. Pham Tuan Anh - Deputy Director of Noi Bai International Airport (wearing the white shirt, third from the left) as well as representatives from several units under the Airport.

On the same day, representatives from the Australian Aviation Security Authorities and Smiths Detection handed over the equipment at Noi Bai International Airport.

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