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Country intends to certify five airports in the medium term to expand connectivity

The Minister of Transport said, this Monday, that the country intends to certify five airports in the short and medium term, aiming to guarantee greater operational security and connectivity for Angola at an international level in various parts of the country.

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Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

Ricardo de Abreu, who was speaking to Rádio Nacional de Angola on the sidelines of a workshop on aerodrome certification, which began this Monday in Luanda, said that the meeting was created with the purpose of training Angolan specialists and staff in the sector he oversees.

The minister highlighted the issue of national airports and their certification, "to guarantee more connectivity, more operational security of infrastructures", as relevant points for reflection at the meeting, highlighting that the country's main network has 18 airports.

"We intend to certify in the short and medium term at least five [airports], in addition to the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport and the New Luanda International Airport, to ensure that Angola has international accessibility and connectivity in various parts of the country ", he stressed, without, however, advancing dates.

According to the national news agency, Angop, in this certification, priority will be given to Catumbela airport, in the province of Benguela.

The "Workshop on Aerodrome Certification, Incorporating Pans-Aerodromes for Eastern and Southern African States" is an initiative of the National Civil Aviation Authority in coordination with the International Civil Aviation Organization and runs until Friday.


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