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India-Singapore civil aviation MoU approved

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 6: The central government on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Singapore to increase cooperation in civil aviation sector. The approval on the MoU signed between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise was taken by the cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister rendra Modi. “The union cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a MoU, which was signed in November 2015 between the AAI and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise,” said a cabinet statement. “The objective of this MoU is to establish mutual cooperation in the field of civil aviation, which will cover, to begin with, the airports of Jaipur and Ahmedabad. This cooperation will be extended to other airports with mutual consent.”

The statement elaborated that the MoU will enhance collaboration in areas such as traffic development, cargo handling and maintence, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. “A need was felt that in order to ensure high standards of service at Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, AAI may enter into operation and maintence (O&M) contracts either with or without the responsibility of maximisation of non-aeroutical revenue in the termil building,” the statement said. (IANS)

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