Senegal and the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa & Madagascar (ASECNA) on Wednesday January 6, 2010, signed a settlement agreement for the representation of ASECNA Senegal and the Area Control Centre (JRC) of the agency located in Dakar.
ASECNA is a regional publicly held establishment that provides navigation services to 18 African countries, all French speaking , plus Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean.
”Through this agreement, Senegal renews its deep commitment to ASECNA as an exemplary tool for regional integration”, State Minister responsible for Senegal’s Air Transport, Karim Wade, said.
He added, ”This agreement will help strengthen the prerogatives of ASECNA to take greater responsibility for security and air navigation while accompanying the development of airport infrastructure.”
The minister also said that it was good that this development came at a time when the country was about to inaugurate one of the most modern airports in the world, referring to the new airport being built in the outskirts of Dakar, and he went on, ”We will also initiate the construction of secondary airports so as to ensure perfect mobility of Senegalese by air across the country.”