Algeria-France-Spain: Institutional twinning to enhance Algerian Civil Defence capacities

March 8th, 2017

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APS : Tuesday, 07 March 2017

ALGIERS- The Algeria-France-Spain institutional twinning on enhancing the Algerian Civil Defence capacities was launched Tuesday in Algiers.
The twinning was launched in the Civil Defence Instruction and Intervention National Unit in Dar El Beida (eastern suburb of Algiers), in the presence of Interior Minister Nouredine Bedoui, French counterpart Bruno le Roux, State Secretary of Spanish Interior Ministry Luis Aguilera Ruiz and Head of the EU mission in Algeria John O’Rourke.
This twinning is part of the Support Programme of the Implementation of the Association Agreement between Algeria and the European Union (P3A).
Funded by the EU and supervised by the Commerce Ministry, the €1.5 million twinning programme is meant to enhance and modernize the Civil Defence.
The programme will be implemented by the Civil Defence Directorate and a European Consortium composed of the French General Directorate of the Civil Security and Crises Management, as a leader and by the General Directorate of the Civil Protection and Emergencies.
The 24 month programme is expected to help achieve the objective of enhancing the Civil Defence services which are saving peoples’ lives, properties and the environment.