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Govt: We`ll make environment conducive for aviation industry

20th December 2012
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Dr Harrison Mwakyembe

The government has pledged to continue improving the business environment in the country for the aviation industry to be more efficient.

This was said recently in Dar es Salaam by Transport minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe when addressing workers and management of PrecisionAir.

A statement issued by the airline yesterday quoted Dr Mwakyembe as saying that the government believed that improving air service was essential to unlocking the economy in terms of trade and investment.

“This is why we are working hard to ensure that we complete construction of Songwe international airport in Mbeya, and also improve runways at airports such as Mafia, Kigoma, Mwanza and Tabora,” he said.

Dr Mwakyembe hailed the company for being the only airline in Africa using new aircraft rather than second-hand ones.

He said it was an African airline with security, transport and safety aircraft responsive to the global standard ISO 9001:2008.

“We are responsible to help Tanzanians who dare, and today this airline, belongs to all Tanzanians, for it is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange," the minister said.

He added that the government was delighted to see that the airline had no second-hand aircraft, noting that it offered comfort and security of transport in aviation.

“So, on behalf of the Government, I congratulate your decision to get this aircraft which is totally new and unique,” Mwakyembe said.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN