Civil aviation delegation on working trip to Netherlands

A delegation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) led by deputy head Pham Van Hao held a working session with the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands on March 5.

Hao said the visit was part of the framework of the memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands, signed in October 2016.

Over the past three years, bilateral aviation cooperation has improved Vietnam's capacity for designing, operating and managing infrastructure; as well as for aviation safety and security; and aircraft repair and maintenance.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Ngo Thi Hoa lauded the host nation as a trustworthy and prestigious partner which is always ready to transfer technology to Vietnam. She suggested that the CAAV consider opening direct flights between the two countries, considering rising travel and transport demand of their business people and citizens.

Hao said in the near future, the CAAV will focus on the Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade and expansion, the Long Thanh airport construction, and the master plan for Noi Bai international airport.

He hoped that Dutch firms would continue working with Vietnam to launch the above projects.

The official asked the embassy to serve as a bridge to step up aviation linkage by urging the Netherlands to expand the cooperation program and send experts to Vietnam to assist the country in personnel training.

As part of the trip from March 4-8, the delegation will hold working sessions with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Schiphol airport, NACO Airport Consultancy and Engineering Company, and the Aviation Academy under the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Source: People's Army Newspaper