Developing and strengthening the capacities for the management of risks associated with land transport of chemical and biological materials in the North Africa and Sahel Region

Developing and strengthening the capacities for the management of risks associated with land transport of chemical and biological materials in the North Africa and Sahel Region

From 15 to 18 February, the first online activities of the project took place for the Algerian partners.

Indeed, after several months of interruption of its field missions due to the pandemic, the SecTransNAS project had to adapt to the new situation by adopting the online modality for its training courses and workshops.

As Algeria is home to the headquarters of the NAS Regional Office, one would be entitled to say ” Honour where honour is due ” as the country was the first where this modality was put into practice.

During 4 days, the European experts led and implemented various training courses, notably on the transport of biological samples and ADR regulations.

In addition to the training sessions, various workshops were held, during which proposals for national legislation and for decrees/ordinances to regulate the movement of dangerous goods were discussed.

Concerning the regulatory aspect, while waiting for Algeria to join the ADR in the future, concrete proposals were made to align the Algerian texts, which are already very advanced, it must be said, with the international requirements for the road transport of dangerous goods.

According to the participants, these days, although intense, an enormous amount of information in a very short period, were rich in content and useful.

All in all, a successful distance experience (the first) from all points of view.

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