Information published on 26 July 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 247.

Upcoming event: The 4th ANTC Seminar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Advanced Railway Operation for the Philippines

  • Asia Pacific
  • Training

4th ANTC Seminar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The 4th ANTC (Asian Network of rail Training Centers) Seminar will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 21 to 23 September.

ANTC was established in 2008 to build cooperative relationships among Asian training centers and to develop training programs under IRaTCA.

The 4th ANTC will lead member countries to share information and cooperate with one another under the theme ‘How to activate the network among Asian railways’. IRaTCA is co-organising this seminar with Mongolian Railways, exchanging opinions in an interactive way to help create the schedule. General information about the schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

First day (20 September)

  • Welcome dinner

Second day (21 September)

  • Registration
  • IRaTCA & ANTC Performance Report & the Approval for the 3rd ANTC Seminar Minutes
  • (Mr. HYON, Yong Chon, Director of IRaTCA)
  • Ongoing projects for a better network of international railways in UIC (UIC)
  • Project on the theme & sub-topic by participants

Third day (22 September)

  • Lecture: Public Private Partnership
  • (UN ESCAP)
  • Technical Visit: Mongolian Railway Authority
  • Farewell Party

Fourth day (23 September)

  • Cultural Visit: Mongolia’s historical & cultural sites

In addition, Mr Vu, Director of Institutional Relations and Ms Nathalie AMIRAULT, Head of UIC Expertise Development, will participate in the seminar as lecturers. Another special lecture for UN ESCAP’s PPP (Public Private Partnership) is included in the morning session of the second day.

The more countries that participate, the more successful the seminar will be.

Advanced Railway Operation for the Philippines

IRaTCA is preparing another international event to be held in August, entitled Advanced Railway Operation for the Philippines.

This is the second training course devoted to Philippino trainees after the one in May 2010. Now IRaTCA’s Planning Manager Mr Choi Hyung-Gun is discussing how to organise the contents of the training program with co-host KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency).

After this step is arranged between the two parties, trainees are supposed to receive CI (Course Information) which gives information about IRaTCA, guidelines and things to prepare before their arrival in Korea. Other IRaTCA staff are also helping to organise it well in the pre-training step of the course.