Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng hosted the president of the ICAO Council Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in Hà Nội on Thursday. — Photo VGP
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng hosted the president of the ICAO Council Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in Hà Nội on Thursday, praising the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) support of Việt Nam.
For his part, the ICAO Council President said he is impressed with the rapid development of Việt Nam’s civil aviation and its efforts to implement flight safety and operational regulations and standards.
There are hundreds of thousands of flights in the world each day, and the figure will double in the next 15 years, he noted, adding that most of this growth will occur in the Asia-Pacific region, where Việt Nam is a major player.
As the country’s air transport market continues to grow, more must be invested in infrastructure, including airports and manpower training, he said. He pledged to assist the country more strongly and effectively in developing its civil aviation.
The Deputy PM said the fast-growing civil aviation has contributed to Việt Nam’s economic growth and integration into the world, pointing out certain challenges that need to be addressed soon, including overload at key airports, modest services quality and ineffective flight management.
ICAO’s co-operation programmes and technical assistance to improve Việt Nam’s flight management and operational capacity of aviation personnel are very important, he added. Dũng asked the organisation to continue providing technical aid and information so that the country can manage flight information regions efficiently.
The official noted that Việt Nam supports ICAO’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation industry and asked the organisation to consider helping Việt Nam build a system for monitoring aviation fuel consumption. — VNS