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Fiji To Host The 55th Conference Of Directors General Of Civil Aviation, Asia And Pacific Region

Fiji will host the 55th Conference of Di­rectors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Region (DGCA/55) from October 22-26, 2018 at the Sheraton Fiji Re­sort in Nadi. The theme
21 Oct 2018 14:29
Fiji To Host The 55th Conference Of Directors General Of Civil Aviation, Asia And Pacific Region
Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will officiate at the conference. Photo: Simione Haranavanua

Fiji will host the 55th Conference of Di­rectors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Region (DGCA/55) from October 22-26, 2018 at the Sheraton Fiji Re­sort in Nadi.

The theme for this “Collaboration and Har­monisation for a Safe, Secure and Sustain­able Aviation in the Asia Pacific Region.”

This is the third DGCA Conference to be hosted by Fiji and is a significant aviation re­gional forum for the collaboration amongst regional Directors General and chief execu­tive officers of civil aviation in the Asia Pa­cific region.

The ICAO 55th DGCA Conference will be of­ficiated by the Attorney-General and Minis­ter for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The Secretary-General, Fang Liu and the ICAO Council President, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu will be among the 300 delegates expected to attend the weeklong event.

In addition, there will be representation from the aviation industry partners, stake­holders and observer countries outside the Asia Pacific region.

The DGCA Conference provides an impor­tant platform for discussing the progress and solutions of international and regional civil aviation matters which has been taking place every year since 1960.

State Action Plan

The Fijian Government has made signifi­cant progress in elevating local civil aviation to international standards not only with the effective implementation of the ICAO Stand­ards but also addressing the impact of avia­tion on climate change.

Fiji became the first Pacific Island State to present a State Action Plan for the reduction in aviation greenhouse gas emissions in 2015.

Nadi International Airport was the first airport in the South Pacific to receive Level 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation from the Air­ports Council International in 2017 and it has recently completed a major two-year upgrade of the terminal building, while construction of the Fiji Aviation Academy is underway in Namaka, Nadi.

Civil aviation is an integral part of the Fi­jian economy and transports over 90 per cent of foreign visitors to Fiji, thus playing a cen­tral role in Fiji’s tourism, the country’s larg­est industry and source of employment.

Fiji Airways flies to over 20 international destinations with Fiji being a major transit hub for the South Pacific.

A total of 43 ICAO States and 11 interna­tional organisations will be present at the 55th DGCA Conference.

Source: DEPTFO News

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