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07.09.2005 Business & Finance

GCAA signs 2.25 million-dollar devt contract

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Accra, Sept. 7, GNA - The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday signed a 2.25 million-dollar contract with a Swedish company, Swedivia, to enhance the institutional efficiency of the Authority. The project, which scheduled for completion in 2009, is being financed with 1.8 million dollars provided by the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA) while the GCAA would provide 450,000 dollars.

Areas that the project would cover include airport development, legal and institutional development programme, air traffic management as well as air traffic services training.

On completion the management programme would raise the performance level of GCAA and its agencies as well as strengthen the capability of staff and Management in order to enhance flight safety.

Signing for GCAA, Mr Simon Allotey, Acting Deputy Director-General, said the project would serve as a launch pad and put the GCAA among the very best in the aviation industry.

He expressed the hope that other African civil aviation authorities would have similar programmes in order to achieve safe skies in Africa. Mr Par Erikson, who initialled for the Swedivia, said after the project the GCAA would be capable of managing further development and change.