Learning Japanese experience Capacity Development for Port Facility Security

Participant’s name: Mr. Taryel Karimov

Program’s name: Capacity Development for Port Facility Security

Program’s period: November 24 – December 13, 2019

(Mr. Taryel Karimov is second from the left)

    Capacity Development for Port Facility Security training has been very productive and useful for my scope and outlook in terms of updating my basic knowledge, gaining new theoretical and practical knowledge (practical training and exercises), as well as getting acquainted with new techniques and technological practices.

In addition to trainings during the three-week program, we had the opportunity to get acquainted with the working principles of the largest ports and terminals in Japan, to visit historical and sightseeing places.

    The first week of the training included an opening ceremony, an introduction, general orientation and candidate presentations.

     As a follow-up to the training program, MLIT and OSDI representatives presented seminars on SOLAS-74 (Safety of Life at Sea) (XI-2) and ─░SPS Code (─░nternational Ship and Port Facility Security Code), as well as lectures on the application of Japanese Customs and Coast Guard staff in accordance with these conventions and in this direction – tours to Japanese Customs and Coast Guard offices, museums, activities. In addition, the teaching of the Japanese language and the organization of the Japanese Tea Ceremony against the background of the Japanese language and culture contributed to the diversity of the training.

     During the second week of the training, visits were made to a number of Japanese cities, especially seaports, historical and sightseeing sites, and the world-famous car plant.

More specifically, the “container” and “passenger” terminals in Fukuoka, the “Peace Memorial Museum” in Hiroshima, the “Morning Tour” in Kyoto and the “Mazda” car plant and museum were especially memorable.

The third and decisive stage of the training was remembered as being completely professional. Thus, trainings were started to test theoretical and practical knowledge. The availability of the necessary facilities and equipment for the trainings increased the sense of responsibility among the groups.

The next day, representatives of the US Coast Guard gave lectures on “World Trends in Ports and Maritime Protection” and “Fighting Cybercrime”.

In conclusion, I would like to note that the trainings were purposefully carried out from the beginning to the end.

I believe that the knowledge and experience gained from the trainings will lead to progress in my work, and I would like to express my deep gratitude to the professional JICA family for organizing the trainings.

(Mr. Taryel Karimov is second from the left)

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September 7, 2020