Eighteen specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan completed a three-week regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal course (EOD level 1) at the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre (REHTC) of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence in Chimteppa, on 29 July 2022.
The course was hosted by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence and facilitated by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in partnership with the United States Army Central (USARCENT). USARCENT and the REHTC’s instructors delivered the training course.
A three-week regional EOD level 1 course starts today at the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Center (REHTC) of the MOD of RT in Chimteppa". The project received 18 participants from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan and 6 instructors from REHTC and four EOD experts/instructors from US ARCENT.
The course is part of the regional capacity building developments and aimed to enhance cooperation within the CA Ps and promoting confidence and security-building measures by reducing threats stemming from explosive hazards.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe strengthened the skills of the officers of Tajikistan’s Defence Ministry (MoD) on explosive ordnance disposal. Train-the-trainer course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (level 3) allowed the participants to acquired new knowledge and refresh their skills on how to detect, identify, recover, disarm and dispose unsafe explosive ordnance in minefields and battlefields.
The course took place in the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of the MoD from 3 to 27 May 2022 in the outskirts of Dushanbe.
On May 3-27, 2022 Capacity building EOD Level 3 course only for REHTC officers of the Ministry of Defense of RT was launched in Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of the MOD of RT in Chimteppa. The training course will be delivered by a group of certified instructors from the US Army Central Command (US ARCENT) with the support of the National EOD training officers of the OSCE POID. This course is mainly aimed at developing sustainable training opportunities in explosive hazards and operational management resources, mainly within the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan. After the completion of the project, the MOD of RT should be self-sufficient in terms of conducting trainings on explosive ordnance disposal, continuing internal capacity development and skills transfer in Tajikistan, Central Asia, Afghanistan and other interested OSCE pS in accordance with national and international standards.