High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) Ministerial Meeting held


High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) Ministerial Meeting supervised by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was held virtually yesterday.
The virtual meeting was held at 6:30 pm in Montreal, Canada and Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transport and Communications U Aung Kyaw Tun attended it on behalf of the Union Minister.
First, President of the International Civil Aviation Organization Mr Salvatore Sciacchitano addresses the conference on the title named “One Vision for Aviation Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability Beyond the Global Pandemic”.
The ICAO President said that the COVID-19 crisis avoids safe transport and thus must establish future plans to build a strong foundation for sustainable recovery and the resilience of the aviation sector. This meeting is being convened for all member countries to work together, the President added.
The ICAP President called on the aviation authorities of various countries to work with public health officials to coordinate global mutual recognition issues to facilitate air travel in order to strengthen public confidence internationally. Then, Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Tun reported on the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country. The Deputy Minister said that government will take five steps forward by setting nine goals.
“The next five steps will be continued to carry out the COVID-19 prevention work vigorously and effectively, and to accomplish the two-pronged approach as soon as possible to the businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic,” the Deputy Minister said.
“Air transport aims to increase foreign investment and impact of Myanmar’s aviation sector. Work is underway to revitalize the aviation sector in line with the Myanmar Economic Relief Plan (MERP), which is crucial for the promotion of tourism and business opportunities.
“Airport operators, Air cargo service operators, Domestic airlines are running operations as per the guidelines issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization,” the Deputy Minister added.
The Deputy Minister also discusses the timely issuance of COVID-19 epidemic prevention rules to be followed by international airlines.
High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) or Ministerial Plenary Meeting will be held from 12 to 22 October.
Schedules of Safety Sector Meeting and Facilitation Sector Meeting will be held as planned, officials said.
The HLCC 2021 Ministerial Plenary Meeting and related meetings were attended by Ministers from member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Deputy Ministers, Heads of Departments and senior officials.
The Deputy Minister of Myanmar and Director-General of the Directorate of Civil Aviation and senior officials in charge of the subject also joined the virtual meeting. —MNA

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