The opening ceremony saw the attendance of Major General Nguyen Xuan Tung, Deputy Commander of the Engineering Corps, and representatives of relevant agencies, leaders of the Commando Corps and the Vietnamese Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

Participants have to conduct missions such as building barracks, clearing unexploded ordinance (UXO), constructing airports, operating PBU-50M mobile well drilling equipment, and so on.

Notably, the trainees also have to deal with various simulated situations such as peacekeepers being attacked by local rebels while being in their barracks or working in a construction site, and sappers being injured when clearing UXO.

The exercise aims to enhance collaboration and engineers’ ability to deal with different situations, thus contributing to evaluating their expertise and organizing more exercises in the time to come to be ready for the UN peacekeeping missions.

Peacekeeping engineers push rebels back in an assumed scenario
Engineers clear unexploded ordinances
Engineers operate PBU-50M mobile well drilling equipment

Translated by Trung Thanh