The Airport Department (DA) and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica signed an agreement for the implementation of the “Country Effort” project, which seeks to promote the Dominican territory in that island country as a safe and friendly place for non-commercial private aviation.
The agreement was signed by the executive director of the DA, Victor Pichardo, and the Dominican ambassador to Jamaica, Angie Shakira Martinez Tejera, at the diplomatic headquarters in Kingston, with the aim of continuing efforts to attract tourist, executive and business travelers who make use of general aviation to the country.
“These agreements are part of the great work we have been doing, for the continuous improvement of private aviation, from the implementation of the Protocol for the Management of Non-Commercial Private Aviation, seeking to attract the largest number of aircraft that correspond to that segment of tourism, “said Pichardo.
According to the signed document, the embassy is committed to the promotion of general aviation between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, in order to encourage foreign investment.
In addition, it will set up a DA office at its headquarters to serve as a facilitator of information to potential investors in aviation projects.
Pichardo added that “this allows us to work hand in hand with our embassies in strategic points for the airport sector, allowing us to open ourselves to multiple collaborations, such as technical and human training in this area, in order to improve our quality”.
Also, to manage the empowerment and linkage with the diaspora, in the promotion and cooperation for the tourist attraction, efficient airport services, design of joint strategies to streamline access to services for the benefit of the community living abroad, among others.
“This collaboration signature, this joint declaration and the presence of our airport director of the Dominican Republic, Victor Pichrado, confirm the interest of our two countries in strengthening the bonds of collaboration and friendship,” said Ambassador Angie Martinez.
Meeting with Jamaican counterpart
During the visit, Pichardo met with his counterpart in the Caribbean country, Audley Deidrick, president of the Airport Authority, with whom he exchanged views on the management of the sector in both countries, as well as to propose the signing of a collaboration agreement for assistance and training.