Monday, March 15, 2021

AAI to assist in enhancing Bangladesh aviation infra

New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has agreed to assist the Bangladesh aviation regulator in enhancing its capacity in terms of infrastructure and skilled manpower, according to a statement on Monday.

A high-level delegation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) visited the AAI from March 7-11 to "explore possible cooperation avenues", the AAI said.

India is currently celebrating ''Swarnim Vijay Varsh'', the golden jubilee year marking the 1971 war victory over Pakistan that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

AAI chairperson Anuj Aggarwal has assured the CAAB delegation that all possible assistance would be extended to strengthen the aviation sector in Bangladesh, the statement said.

The AAI has agreed to assist the CAAB in enhancing its capacity in terms of aviation infrastructure and skilled manpower resources, and sustaining the post-COVID growth in aviation in the country, it said.

The AAI -- with its highly-skilled professionals, state-of-the-art aviation training institutes, expertise in airport infrastructure and airspace design -- also suggested providing customised courses as per the requirements to assist in the training progress, it added.

15/03/21 PTI/Outlook

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