ICAO: “Aeronautical sector has been key to the DR’s tourism recovery”.
The secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Juan Carlos Salazar, and the regional director for North, Central America and the Caribbean of that organization, Melvin Cintron, agreed in defining the aeronautical sector as a key factor in the recovery of tourism in the Dominican Republic, after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The two authorities of the world governing body of civil aviation affirmed that the country’s aeronautical institutions fulfilled with responsibility and efficiency the complex task of guaranteeing the operational safety and the sufficiency of international flights to support the strategy assumed by the Dominican Government to recover in record time the operability of its main economic sector.
Both Salazar and Cintron praised President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, for the wisdom of having created the Tourism Cabinet and articulating a joint effort with all the public and private actors of the tourism industry, where the aeronautical activity plays an essential role, considering the condition of island territory of the Dominican Republic.
In the same terms, the secretary of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAT), Jaime Binder, who congratulated the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) for offering the facilities jointly with ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to organize in the country the meeting of directors general of civil aviation of the Americas on aviation resilience and the Workshop on Compliance with ICAO Recommended Standards and Practices (SARPs).
The high-level representatives of ICAO and CLAT issued their considerations during their participation in the second day of the conclave held in the tourist community of Punta Cana, where the Minister of Tourism and the founder and leader of the Puntacana Group, Frank Rainieri, also intervened.
Meanwhile, the acting director general of the IDAC, Hector Porcella, also affirmed that the selection of the country to host the meeting is a recognition of the efforts made by the government of President Abinader to support the recovery of civil aviation, a strategic sector to support the development and sustainable growth of tourism.