In a statement distributed to the press, the authority said that the contract was signed in Istanbul, Turkey, between the Minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, and the Secretary General of ICAO, Juan Salazar.
Under the contract, ICAO will continue to provide technical assistance to Angola to improve its national civil aviation supervision system, through operational safety, improving the level of effective implementation of standards and recommended practices (SARPS) by the ICAO
The aforementioned contract also provides for the effective implementation of actions at a legal and organizational level, in self-assessment and preparation for the ICAO audit.
"The signing of this extension of the technical assistance contract follows the one signed in Luanda, between the Ministry of Transport and the Secretary General of ICAO, in 2019, designated AGO18801", says the document.
Also this Tuesday, the Minister of Transport participated in the "Symposium of Support for the Global Implementation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)", which will run until the 1st of July, in Istanbul.
The symposium aims to “discuss solutions to leverage the sector affected by the covid-19 pandemic, in a context of economic uncertainty, bringing together airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, regulators, international organizations and partners, called upon to adapt. to the new reality and provide safer and more sustainable travel experiences".
Ricardo de Abreu participated in the first panel discussion on "Implementation and Support for ICAO Programs: Pathways for the Recovery of the Aviation Sector", which was also attended by his counterparts from Singapore, Turkey, Zimbabwe, the Secretary-General of the ICAO and the director general of the World Council of Airports.
The official, in his speech, reinforced the idea of the need to commit to the highest level of support to the civil aviation sector as a strong contributor to the diversification of the economy and economic growth due to its transversal impact.
The holder of the Transport portfolio highlighted the need for collaboration with the governing body of civil aviation, with a view to guaranteeing the effective implementation of the reforms already carried out by Angola, stressing, on the other hand, the importance of training staff, urging the need for support of ICAO in the constitution and start-up of the National Civil Aviation Academy.
The project for the constitution of the National Civil Aviation Academy, under the aegis of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), aims to guarantee the training and skills of national civil aviation professionals, "at a time when the world is experiencing a post-pandemic transformation, where information technologies and process digitization will be the key to the future".