Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority receives delegations from China and Maldives

The delegation from Maldives was led by Ali Hussain Didi, CEO of the Maldives Airports Company. Discussion at the meeting revolved around Maldivian plans to build as many as 10 airports on the archipelago as a strategic move to boost the island nation's tourism.

In this regard, Didi noted that Dubai has established itself as a regional and an emerging global aviation and tourism hub, and can play an important role in Maldives. He discussed with Ahli the possibilities of DCAA involvement in managing the proposed airports in Maldives. Ahli on his part welcomed the chance for greater co-operation between Dubai and Maldives and assured Didi that the idea would be taken up for discussion in the high offices of Dubai civil aviation.

The visit by Chinese delegates was aimed at benchmarking Dubai International Airport, and to study best practices followed by the airport and the DCAA. Headed by Song Airong, Vice Governor of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the delegation also included Zhang Guanghui, director General, Airport Department, General Administration of Civil China (CAAC).

Ahli welcomed the delegation and shared with the delegates Dubai's vision through a presentation on Dubai International Airport's expansion project. He noted that sharing of knowledge and best practices is an effective way of bolstering co-operation and bilateral ties between two countries.

Source: AME Info

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