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Korea supports second round training programme on aviation, airport operations

An Airside Safety and Airport Masterplan training programme took place on November 14 at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane, led by Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd. and the Korea Airports Corporation of the Republic of Korea.
The training session was conducted in cooperation with the Department of Civil Aviation, Airports of Laos, and Wattay International Airport, under Laos’ Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Lao and Korean officials gather for a photo during the training programme in Vientiane.

The programme aimed to bolster the airport expansion project in Laos and ensure international standards in airport safety operations are met, supported by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) through KOTRA’s Global ESG+ programme.
KOTRA Vientiane proudly promoted and organised this meaningful event.
The training session was attended by the Director General of KOTRA Vientiane, Mr Pilseong Kim; Deputy Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, Mr Bountaeng Symoon; Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd; Korea Airports Corporation; and other officials, lecturers and 32 trainees from the Department of Civil Aviation, Airports of Laos, and other relevant airport sections.
The Airside Safety and Aviation Security training programme, initiated in 2022, has continued in 2023 with a continuing focus on Airside Safety and Airport Masterplan.
The programme was divided into two sessions, offering comprehensive coverage of essential topics. These sessions included in-depth discussions on Korean regulations pertaining to airside operation systems and safety management.
The programme delved into key elements of airport master planning, emphasising considerations for land use in the surrounding areas, environmental assessments, and the establishment of necessary airport requirements. Additionally, it covers design standards and classifications. In a further capacity-building effort, a seminar was held in Luang Prabang on November 16, with the participation of 25 staff members from Luang Prabang International Airport.
Mr Bountaeng Symoon said “The high-standard Korean training programme for aviation officials and staff in Laos has provided an opportunity to identify hidden hazards in people’s daily practices and facilities.”
“This equips the Airports of Laos with the necessary expertise and knowledge to enhance operational capabilities, safety measures, environmental sustainability, and long-term planning. It will enable airports to align with international standards and best practices, contributing to the overall development and growth of aviation in Laos.”
Mr Pilseong Kim added “The Airside Safety and Aviation Security training programme has been regularised for the second time in the past year. Our trade office is currently preparing a Knowledge Sharing Programme for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s Civil Aviation Department, focusing on operational innovations at Luang Prabang Airport.”
“The Knowledge Sharing Programme is already in the bidding process for the captain of the operator in Korea and is expected to be carried out over about two years starting next February.”
The KOTRA Global ESG+ programme aims to facilitate the utilisation of Korean companies’ capabilities for the benefit of overseas entities while strengthening strategic relationships with potential local partners.
This particular programme was the fourth time the KOTRA Global ESG+ programme was rolled out in Laos this year. It is anticipated that Lao authorities will further prioritise aviation safety and security, leading to enhanced capabilities in these fields.


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