Australian Government offers Virtual training on water rapid repair to BTL operator staffs

Australian Government offers Virtual training on water rapid repair to BTL operator staffs

The Vice President of BTL, Gustavo Da Cruz(Image Tatoli/Hortencio Sanches)

DILI, 28 october, 2021 (TATOLI)- The Australian government through Engineer Without Border (EWB) and  CARDNO provided virtual training focus on the Dili water rapid repair program for 26 staff of Bee Timor-Leste (BTL).

The Vice President of BTL, Gustavo Da Cruz said this training is vital for BTL to expand the potential of every staff in the process of supplying clean water for the consumers.

“I thanked the Australian Government through the CARDNO and EWD to provide this virtual training aimed to help BTL staffs earn the skill and become expert to work in Dili water rapid repair,” The Vice President of BTL, Gustavo Da Cruz told Tatoli at JL Villa, Fatu Hada, on 28 october, this Thursday.

The online water treatment training started on the 4th of August 2021 and concluded on the 5th of October 2021.

he explained that The training consists of 14 sessions in total which include two practice sessions and one session for knowledge check (assessment). There are 23 participants for this course from two different BTL departments. Department of Operations and Maintenance consists of 17 people and the other 9 are from the Department of Quality Control.

The Course content of theories to Water Treatment and Quality Control composed of Introduction, Property of water, The training is based on WHO recommendations, Water treatment process, Standard Operating Procedure, Safety risk assessment, and even the training also focus on Practical: Jar test, Ph test, and turbidity test.

The BTL’ Technical Operators, Nelson José Pereira said all the lessons that they have learned respond to all the queries and give them the confidence to implement in their workplace: “I enjoyed the online session for water treatment training because even though the training was conducted virtually but we were able to interact with the trainer and respond to all the queries. Apart from that, the subjects were relevant to what we do every day in our work, therefore it gives us the confidence to implement them in the workplace”

This water treatment and quality control training provides a unique way of learning. We haven’t experienced this sort of learning style (online training) but I was surprised by how well we adjust to the training session and being able to follow the practical session more comprehensively”. Julia Maria Ximenes da Silva (BTL’s Quality control officer).

The 26 BTL operators were awarded with the  certificates of acknowledgement by EWB and CARDNO  On Thursday afternoon at JLVilla.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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