Deputy Regional Director of the ICAO Regional Office for North America, Central America and the Caribbean Mr. Julio César Siu Sem visited for the first time the headquarters of the Specialized Airport and Civil Aviation Security Corps (CESAC), where he held a meeting with the Director General of that institution, Major General (FARD) Air Technician Eng. Carlos R. Febrillet Rodríguez, who accompanied him on a tour of the facilities of this security agency.
The main objective of the meeting was to deliver the impression of ICAO regarding the case study on air transport in the Dominican Republic: a model of growth and socio-economic development, which is the first of its kind, and in that sense, it was discussed to make one on the rapid recovery of civil aviation in our country in time of pandemic.
In addition, they discussed issues concerning the systemic assistance program in which the Dominican Republic has supported other States in civil aviation security, as well as continuing to collaborate with the region.
“This country is one of the best off. As a country they are an example of recovery and is a State of good practices in civil aviation safety, being tourism its main economic pillar, and therefore we want to take them as a reference for the recovery of tourism,” said Siu Sem.
In that order, the general director of CESAC said that one of the key strategies that has helped us to recover so quickly, has been the interest of the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, in ensuring that the vaccines arrive on time, and are applied to much of the population, in addition to working in an integrated manner with other state institutions such as the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Public Health, the airport sector institutions, among others. “It has been a team effort”, said Febrillet.
Finally, the ICAO representative invited CESAC to continue its work as it has done so far, which has made it an example of improvement in civil aviation security.