By ZBC Reporter
TWENTY-FIVE aviation experts from Zimbabwe have left for the People’s Republic of China for training on modern aviation trends in a bilateral partnership between the two countries.
Officials from Air Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) drawn from various disciplines including safety and security regulation, airport operations and customer services will undergo extensive training in China under the auspices of the Seminar for The Capacity Building of Aviation Cooperation for Zimbabwe.
Speaking at the send-off ceremony in Harare this Friday, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Joel Biggie Matiza noted that the capacity building programme will upgrade Zimbabwe’s aviation standards.
“This program will enhance Zimbabwe’s economic development by attracting more airlines into the country as the trained experts will help improve the aviation standards,” he said.
Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of China, Chen Ning said the programme, which is funded by the Chinese government, is a reflection of the strong bilateral relations between the countries.
“The program is a testimony of the cordial and flourishing relations between the two sister countries,” he highlighted.
China has vast and advanced air transport systems and it is expected that the graduates will plug the skills gap at the two parastatals in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development.