Brunei to house emergency, crisis management centres of excellence
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
AN Emergency Management and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence that will support Brunei and ASEAN for disaster preparedness will be established by the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) Sdn Bhd, a CAE press statement anouonced yesterday.
The CAE Brunei MPTC’s Emergency Management and Crisis Management Centre of Excellence will be supporting the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Brunei National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in training and preparing for various forms of local and regional emergencies and disasters.
With the CAE Brunei MPTC, a comprehensive emergency crisis management capability and training programme will be developed and the the centre will be able to develop virtual threat scenarios for analysis and provide virtual training for complex emergency and crisis response exercises.
“We are committed to developing and sustaining world class capabilities in Brunei to improve our preparedness when responding to emergencies, as well as contribute to reducing risks related to disasters throughout the Asia region, said the Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs, Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Majid Mangarshah, in the statement.
“Through our partnership and collaboration with the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre, we will invest in the professional development and training of our people to enhance our overall emergency and crisis management capabilities.”
In the same statement, the Group President, Defence and Security at CAE, Gene Colabatistto, said that the systems integration experience in combination with the centre’s expertise in simulation-based training would allow the centre to create simulation centres that will improve operational decision-making.
The CAE Brunei MPTC Facility is currently under construction in Rimba and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.
It will also offer flight-training services services for S-70i Black Hawk and S-92 helicopters, and PC-7 aircraft where the training will emphasise on safety and mission readiness.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the CAE announced that they had booked orders valued at more than C$100 million to provide a range of simulator upgrades and training services for defence and security customers.
The Brunei Times