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Mozambique is considering setting up an air accident investigation unit with the support of Portugal’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), the Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister announced yesterday.
In addition to cooperation in the area of air safety, the “training of Mozambican civil aviation technical personnel in various areas with Portuguese support is also under way,” Carlos Mesquita says in a statement.
Preparatory work is being carried out in Portugal with the president of the ANAC, Luís Miguel Ribeiro, cooperation which, according to Mesquita, “resulted in the withdrawal of Mozambican airlines from the European Union black list”.
The last meetings were held at the end of June, when an agreement covering cooperation between the Mozambique and the Portuguese governments on maritime transport and ports was also signed, “opening the way for a closer relationship between the two countries in this area”, according to Mesquita.
In the same note, Mesquita says he discussed mechanisms to strengthen cooperation in the railway and airport sectors and the expansion of the telecommunications network in Mozambique with Secretary of State for Infrastructure Guilherme de Oliveira Martins.
According to Minister Mesquita, there are “perspectives of Portugal’s contribution to the ongoing program for the expansion and modernisation of railway infrastructure, such as the Ressano Garcia railway line and the construction of the railway line and the Port of Macuse”, whose construction tender was won by the Portuguese company Mota-Engil.
In the context of attracting investment in Mozambique, Mesquita also mentioned meetings with representatives of NAV, Grupo Sousa-Cabotagem Marítima, Visabeira, Grupo Rangel-Pharma, Porto de Leixões, Sevenair and Escola Náutica Infante Dom Henrique, among others.Source: Lusa