JICA continues supporting improving Tajik air navigation capacity

The JICA Representative Office in Tajikistan, together with Tajik Air Navigation and the Tajik Civil Aviation Agency, signed the Discussion Protocol for the implementation of the technical cooperation project named “Enhancing the Capacity to Implement Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)”.

The main goal of the project is to build the capacity of Tajik Air Navigation experts to develop PBN flight procedures at Tajik airports. The Japanese side will provide an Automated Flight Procedure Development System that is able to develop traditional PBN flight procedures and procedures in accordance with ICAO PANS OPS requirements, as well as train four developers on flight procedures for software users, as well as flight validation for developed flight procedures at international airports in Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulyab and Bokhtar.

The project will also support training on airspace design and flight verification in Japan and third countries.

It is worth noting that the Japanese government has already successfully implemented a technical cooperation project to build capacity in the field of air traffic services in 2015-2018, and also invited Tajik Air’s navigation experts to Japan and other countries. Previous collaboration was essential for preparing the ground for the successful implementation of PBN.

In addition to the aforementioned project, JICA implemented a grant assistance project to improve Dushanbe International Airport (in the amount of US $ 21 million), aimed at promoting economic and commercial development by improving the safety of aircraft departure/landing, as well as the efficiency of handling air cargo.

JICA began its technical cooperation with Tajikistan in 1993 by inviting Tajik civil servants to study in Japan to gain knowledge and experience in public administration and macroeconomic development. At the beginning of 2018, the total number of participants in the JICA Joint Knowledge Creation Program, formerly called “Training Courses”, exceeded 2,200 people. JICA office in Tajikistan was opened in 2006, and since then, various grant and technical assistance projects have been dynamically implemented in sectors such as agriculture and rural development, drinking water, healthcare, transport, energy, capacity building, and the promotion of small and medium business.

Currently, the JICA project portfolio in Tajikistan consists of 38 projects totaling over US $389.7 million including US $82 million of technical assistance and US $307.7 million of grant assistance; of these, 14 projects are ongoing.

Source – https://asiaplustj.info/

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