GOVERNMENT has assured the nation that the National Airline carrier will be operational by 2014.
Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said consultative meetings to ensure the establishment of the National Flag carrier were currently being held.
Mr Mukanga said Government was also pursuing the objective of securing the necessary partnership and equipment required to achieve the desire for the National flag carrier.
He said this in Parliament on Tuesday when debating the 2014 budgetary allocation to his ministry amounting to K864, 138,902 million for personal emolument and programmes.
“The ministry has initiated measures to establish a national flag carrier, we intend to actively pursue the objective of securing the necessary partnership and equipment required to achieve our desire,” Mr Mukanga said.
He said the ministry would also procure ladder system for Harry Mwanga Nkumbula and Kenneth Kaunda International Airports to safety in the air navigation.
He said the ministry recognises the important role that the aviation industry plays in promoting trade and investment and in particular it contribution to tourism.
He said to enhance access to tourist destination across the country the ministry would prioritise the rehabilitation of aero drums countrywide.
He said to ensure successive results the ministry would focus of the few to achieve results and putting in consideration the availability of funds.
He said his ministry had transformation the department of the Civil aviation into an authority to ensure professionalism.