The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is calling for continuous development in aviation infrastructure, capacity and technology which will be supported by a globally harmonised regulatory framework. This ICAO believes will ensure sustainable air traffic and enhanced connectivity across borders.
This is part of ICAO’s communiqué issued on Thursday at the end of the third ICAO World Aviation Forum (IWAF/3) held in Abuja from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.
The theme of the forum was “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure’’.
It also called on member states to improve the effective implementation of ICAO’s global aviation standards and policies, plans and programmes as pre-condition to developing and modernising aviation infrastructure.
The organisation pledged to continue to play key role in fostering effective partnerships between donours, investors and needful states as well as facilitating the mobilisation of resources.
It also pledged to identify, coordinate and provide assistance to Member States in need in order to be able to fulfill the above pre-condition under its “No Country Left Behind (NCLB)’’ initiative.
“We underline that addressing financing challenges facing aviation infrastructure and capacity development requires both ambition and credible means of planning and implementation.
“We aspire to the goal of no constraints of infrastructure capacity, technology and financial resources for aviation development.
“The attainment of this goal would be well-aligned with States’ ultimate policy objectives.
“We call for a comprehensive, holistic and transformative approach with respect to the means of planning and implementation, which should be underpinned by coherent policies and good governance at all levels’’.