Thierry Bera, UIC African Region Coordinator, participated in the opening of the 6th session of Safety & Security Railway Training in Rabat. The session will last from 2 – 15 May 2018, will bring together 15 different countries from Africa including Djibouti, Tunisia, Algeria, Gabon, Burkina Faso and others. During the opening speech Mr Thierry Bera presented UIC and its worldwide activities in different sectors. Mr Said Chandid, ONCF, representing the UIC Africa President Mr Khlie, gave an in-depth presentation on the work of the UIC African region and 2040 African Railway strategy.
The two-week training will focus on systems of management of security, security installations, technical visits, integrated railway management concepts, etc. UIC experts Bernard Penners, Head of the Safety Unit, and Jacques Colliard, Head of the Security Unit, will lead a two-day conference organised within the training session and participate in the closing ceremony.
The visit of the UIC delegation to Rabat continued with meeting with the representatives of ONCF/UIC Africa region officials and focused on the preparation of the digital summit scheduled in Addis Ababa in October 2018 jointly organised with the African Union, and on the strategy of the UIC African region work for 2018.