On December 23, 2009, IRaTCA (International Railway Training Centers for UIC Asia) announced that MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed for the mutual collaboration between ANTC (Asian Network of Rail Training Centers) and ENRTC (European Network of Rail Training Centers).
As a follow-up measure of 2nd ANTC Seminar from November 10 to 12 (3 days) held in Hanoi, Vietnam, this MOU had been proposed by Mr. HYON, Yong Chon, Chairman of ANTC (and also Director of IRaTCA) to seek any collaboration between Asia and Europe in the field of training at the Special Meeting with Mr. Harald Storstrom, Chairman of ENRTC and Ms. Nathalie Amirault, Head of Expertise Development Unit of UIC present.
The MOU contains the contents to benchmark the European advanced training methods and conduct exchanges of lecturers and trainees for a closer cooperation in the field of training. The process has been easygoing under the active support and eager interest of Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC.
The conclusion of MOU is an exemplary case for the continuous expansion of UIC mission – collaboration spirit - toward Asia because it paved the way for the dissemination of European advanced training methods to Asia and the standard set-up to overcome the widespread diversity of Asian training sectors.
“Through this MOU, more strengthening collaboration between both continents is anticipated and the concrete programs to carry out this MOU need to be studied in the near future,” Mr. HYON said.