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Namibia looks to Kenya to boost sector.

Namibia has joined forces with Kenya to develop its civil aviation sector. Namibia is keen to tap into Kenya's expertise to help cope with growing demand for aviation in the region. Namibia's Minister of Transport and Works, Helmut Angula, says the arrangement with Kenya will include personnel staffing, especially in air control and the airport, training and investigation.

"We are obliged by demand to expand our aviation sector and are looking to Kenya for its expertise to help us develop," he says. The agreement does not mean the start of direct flights between the two countries. Kenya's Minister of Transport, Chirau Mwakwere (above), says such links will happen eventually depending on demand: "When the two national carriers are ready to operate on the route we shall sign the agreement."

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Title Annotation:Aviation
Comment:Namibia looks to Kenya to boost sector.(Aviation)
Publication:African Business
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Geographic Code:6KENY
Date:May 1, 2009
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