The European Union and South Asia ties in strengthening civil aviation
April 2, 2017
The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new technical project on 24 March, 2017. Both parties are strengthening ties to enhance civil aviation.
This is the four year project managed by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) which will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and minimize the impact of aviation on environment.
The project was launched at the occasion of the Global Aviation Safety Forum on Regional Safety Oversight Organizations in Swaziland and will be implemented in countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Executive Director of EASA Patrick Ky said, “South Asia has the highest forecast traffic growth of any region in the world over the next 20 years. Europe looks forward to partnering with South Asia to meet the opportunities and challenges this presents.”
The project funded by European Union is worth €7.5 million. It will enhance EU-South Asia policy dialogue and also promote technical cooperation at the regional level.