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بدأت شركة Bozdemir التركية أشغال بناء أكاديمية لضباط الداخلية في النفيضة ولاية سوسة، وهو مشروع كان متوقفا منذ 2012 بسبب عدم الإستقرار الحكومي، ممول من طرف مكتب الخارجية الأمريكية للمخدرات وإنفاذ القانون تقدر تكلفته باكثر من 50 مليون دولار، و يمتد المشروع على مساحة 82 هكتارا وبطاقة استيعاب تصل الى 1800 طالب وبها حوالي 30 فصلاً دراسيًا ومدرج وتوفر إقامة لـ 500. يتوقع أن تنتهي الأشغال في نوفمبر 2021.
Turkey's Bozdemir to build US-funded police academy
The US Department of State has kicked off the construction in Enfidha of a vast training facility for law enforcement officers, a project that has been gathering dust since 2012. After eight years of delays caused by government instability, work on a police academy in Enfidha, on Tunisia's eastern coast, is finally to get off the ground after the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs released a first tranche of funding to Turkish construction firm Bozdemir on 15 June, The facility's completion date has been pushed back from February to November 2021. Passed up by American firms. At first, the $16.3m construction contract (up from a previous $15.8m) was reserved for US contractors, but none bid for the job so the State Department turned to Bozdemir, which has done much work for the US military in Afghanistan, built a training centre in Uzbekistan, and strengthened security in US diplomatic missions in countries including Botswana, the Czech Republic and South Africa. Its security expertise may prove useful in Tunisia, where the US embassy was again targeted by a suicide bomber in March. Washington thinks big on security co-operation. The Enfidha police academy, which will cover no less than 82 hectares, will feature about 30 classrooms, an amphitheatre, and accommodation for more than 500 students. It will eventually take in 1,800 students per year. At the end of the day, Washington, which appears to spare no expense in its security cooperation with Tunisia, plans to spend more than $50m on the facility. The United States already provides equipment and training to police officers, the National Guard and the prison service. Relations are also in good shape on the military front. Even if Washington has yet to release funds for the purchase of Wolverine light attack aircraft it is set to gift four Cessna surveillance planes - two of them armed (Africa Intelligence, 28/02/20) - to complement a spate of largesse that includes 12 border-surveillance Maule MX-7s delivered in 2016 and ScanEagle drones given since 2012. Moreover, in the wake of military escalation in Libya, the Pentagon has decided to beef up its own drone detachment deployed at the Sidi-Ahmed airbase near Bizerte. Copyright Africa Intelligence. Reproduction and dissemination prohibited (Intranet...) without written permission
The US Department of State has kicked off the construction in Enfidha of a vast training facility for law enforcement officers, a project that has been gathering dust since 2012. - 01/07/2020www.africaintelligence.com