The Civil Aviation Board (JAC), the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), along with other representatives of ministries, institutions of the aviation sector and specialized agencies, signed an agreement for the implementation of the ‘Interagency Coordination Strategy for the Management of International Aid in Emergency Situations’.
The agreement was made with the purpose of establishing guidelines to make the request, reception and registration of international humanitarian aid more efficient and will be coordinated through the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mirex) and the Emergency Operations Center (COE).
In addition, as supporting institutions are: the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, Ministry of Defense, General Directorate of Customs (DGA), Civil Defense, Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), Essential Medicines Program/Central of Logistic Support (promese/cal), National Drug Control Directorate (Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas).
The agreement establishes the strategy and promotes efficiency in the coordination between the entities involved in the emergency context and was signed by José Ernesto Marte Piantini, president of the JAC; the general director of the IDAC, Héctor Porcella; the minister of Economy, Pavel Isa Contreras; and the minister of Defense, lieutenant general Carlos Luciano Díaz.
Marte Piantini said that likewise, the agreement contributes to establish the fluidity of operations, “connectivity is essential to get international humanitarian aid to where it is needed”.
He added that the guidelines for the management of international aid in emergency situations represent the ideal orientation tool and guide for the responsibilities of the institutions whose attributions form part of the articulation in this context.
Meanwhile, Porcella affirmed that the agreement is a great step forward to strengthen the response capacity of the Dominican State in the face of any public calamity or contingency situation that may affect the country.
He affirmed that the new protocol is fully in line with the philosophy of the new social responsibility strategy recently launched by the IDAC.