FY2016 Capacity Building Assistance Program in Mongolia: Civil EngineeringMongolia

Dispatch Project

Outline of Program

Period 1 August - 9 September 2016
Location Joint Training Centre of Mongolian Armed Forces at Five Hills, Central province
Delegation • One official from Capacity Building Assistance Office
• 19 GSDF officers
Recipient • 20 officers Mongolian Army 014 unit
• One instructor from Defense College of Mongolia
• One officer from another engineering unit

  First implemented in 2014, the Japan Ministry of Defense and the JSDF have now completed our long-term road construction training program for the engineer unit of the Mongolian Army.
  The Mongolian Army engineer unit, which only learnt how to use the surveying instruments in in 2014, was able to successfully apply the skills they had learnt and completed the survey works with very little assistance from the GSDF this year. Where one year earlier they had found it difficult to construct different road layers, this year they constructed the layers in half the time.
  The final course in the training program focused on asphalt pavement techniques. The Mongolian trainee group divided into four teams; site supervisors; a survey team; an asphalt finisher team; and a manual work team. The trainees learnt the role of each team and cooperated with each other well to complete the construction of a training road under the guidance of GSDF officers. At the beginning of September in Mongolia, temperatures can sometimes drop as low as 10 degrees Celsius with light rain. Even under these conditions, the trainees showed commitment to their work, while paying attention to the asphalt temperature and compacting speed.
  We celebrated the successful completion of this long-term training program with a completion ceremony. During the ceremony Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kobayashi and Mongolia's State Secretary Baysaikhan commented that it was impressive to see Japan and Mongolia working together to create something.
  Through implementing five training programs across three fiscal-year periods, including two programs held in Japan, our bilateral cooperative Defense relationship with Mongolia has borne fruit. You can see the past projects via the links below.

◇ FY2014: Despatch project / Invitation program
◇ FY2015: Despatch project / Invitation program

Photos

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony

Basic course
Basic course

The presentation and discussion about the blueprints drawn by the trainees
The presentation and discussion about the blueprints drawn by the trainees

Surveying training to review the three-year training course
Surveying training to review the three-year training course

Constructing upper layer
Constructing upper layer

The Mongolian Army constructed upper layer in a half time of the last year's
The Mongolian Army constructed upper layer in a half time of the last year's

Commander of GF, Mongolia inspected the training
Commander of GF, Mongolia inspected the training

The Mongolian Army watch over controlling the temperature of asphalt
The Mongolian Army watch over controlling the temperature of asphalt

Pavement training with sand
Pavement training with sand

Pavement training with sand
Pavement training with sand

First day of asphalt pavement  training
First day of asphalt pavement training

First day of asphalt pavement  training
First day of asphalt pavement training

Pavement in low temperature/GSDF officer guides compacting work
Pavement in low temperature/GSDF officer guides compacting work

GSDF officers watch over compacting work
GSDF officers watch over compacting work

The site supervisor of the Mongolian team confirming the progression status of work with GSDF officer
The site supervisor of the Mongolian team confirming the progression status of work with GSDF officer

GSDF officer and the Mongolian Army having a friendly chat during an interval of their work
GSDF officer and the Mongolian Army having a friendly chat during an interval of their work

Final day of pavement only by the Mongolian army
Final day of pavement only by the Mongolian army

22 Mongolian trainee and 19 GSDF officers
22 Mongolian trainee and 19 GSDF officers

Debriefing session of the project review through three fiscal years
Debriefing session of the project review through three fiscal years

Vice Minister Kobayashi adressing his speech in the completion ceremony
Vice Minister Kobayashi adressing his speech in the completion ceremony

The GSDF officers were granted the medal for defense cooperation by the Mongolian Minister of Defense
The GSDF officers were granted the medal for defense cooperation by the Mongolian Minister of Defense

Group photo after the completion ceremony
Group photo after the completion ceremony

 

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