The European project SecTrans-Nas has carried out several workshops with the Algerian authorities to improve the transport of dangerous goods
The SecTransNAS project, funded by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, has organised several workshops aimed at Algerian institutions interested in the transport of dangerous chemical and biological substances, especially for security services, customs and civil protection.
This is the second cycle of activities of the project, which has just started in Algeria. A cycle that aims to be more practical, since it is about sharing best practices in the transport of dangerous goods with SecTransNAS partners from North Africa and the Sahel (NAS).
In this context, for three days, project specialists carried out two workshops and two training sessions aimed at addressing operational security protocols, practical guidelines for transport chain actors, security plans, training of the first responders, etc. As supports for the presentations, various tools were offered to participants, such as placards, posters, videos and guides, among other content.
All activities were followed with great interest and enjoyed the keen participation of the Algerian representatives, who provided additional information.
These information exchanges proved to be enriching for both the local specialists and stakeholders and for the Europeans. During the closing session, such shared satisfaction was explicitly expressed by Mr. Elhadj Lamine, Algerian National Focal Point and Director of the NAS Region Office of the EU Centres of Excellence. We note that the director was present on all the days the activities were carried out.
This second cycle began after a first cycle of activities that ended in July and was focused on the analysis and strengthening of the legal frameworks of the participating countries in the field of (land) transport of Dangerous Goods (DG). In addition, traffic plans were developed, which are also legal instruments, adapted to the specific context of each country, as well as emergency response plans to deal with accidents with these materials.