20th and 21st meetings of the Steering and Monitoring Committee for the TSDP-Air component

Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2023 23:42

During these two sessions which took place on December 10 and 11, 2023 in Yaoundé, the Chairman and members of the said committee examined and approved the action programme, procurement plan, and budget for the year 2024.

 

At the beginning of the 20th session of the COPIL, the committee reviewed the status of the recommendations of the Steering Committee of September 20, 2023, the World Bank supervision mission, as well as recommendations of the external and internal audit.

 The 2024 action programme was then examined and approved at the 21st session.

 In 2024, the following major activities will get underway: the development of the patrol road at Douala international airport to facilitate and reinforce the performance of security patrols by the CCAA's operational security units in all seasons; the construction work on the security fence at Yaoundé-Nsimalen international airport and the rehabilitation of the security fence at Douala international airport to limit the crossing of the air operations zone by local populations and reduce security and safety risks ; the supply, installation and commissioning of an integrated security system at Yaoundé-Nsimalen and Douala international airports (video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection equipment, etc.). . ); the construction of a bridge including access roads on the Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport bypass road; the completion of the construction of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Garoua and Maroua-Salak international airports; the organisation of a civil aviation security crisis exercise at the CDOU of Yaoundé-Nsimalen international airport to meet ICAO requirements and test this infrastructure through the simulation of a civil aviation security crisis and, a study on air transport to improve the exercise of the CCAA's economic supervision function. All these activities will further contribute to ensuring the safety and security of air transport in general, and to strengthening airport safety and security.

The project is set to close on June 30, 2024, and the COPIL members urged the project team to make every effort to meet all the challenges.

 Translation: Mireille GALABE