Finance Ng’andu Magande has reaffirmed government’s commitment to effectively contribute to the development of the aviation industry.
Mr. Magande said the performance of the aviation industry is a perfect example of private sector development in the country.
The Finance Minister was speaking when he launched the Zambian Airways Business plan.
Mr. Magande noted that the launch of the plan by the Airline symbolised Government’s efforts to empower its citizens through private sector participation and development.
He said Zambian Airways has always continued to grow into a regional force in the aviation sector despite encountering a lot of challenges along the way.
Zambia Airways Chief Executive, Mutenbo Nchito said the new business plan is aimed at providing a relaxing and comfort atmosphere for business people on both international and local flights.
Meanwhile, the National Airports Corporation (NAC) has spent K3.4 billion to upgrade air navigation services in the Zambian Airspace.
NAC Public Relations Manager, Geofrey Chipolyonga said the corporation has implemented the Remote controlled Ground to air communication system to address the existing air to ground communication deficiencies.
The new equipment at the LUSAKA international Airport was installed by a South African company called – Grinteck Aviation.
Mr. CHipolyonga said NAC will now be able to accommodate future Aeronautical Communication requirements such as controller and pilot data link communication.