USTDA awards $465,000 to study Algeria's air traffic control
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently awarded a $465,000 grant to Algeria's Ministry of Transportation to help fund a feasibility study on improving flight safety and efficiency through self-financed air traffic control.
Algeria is seeking to improve its air traffic control systems and capabilities as part of an effort to improve its airspace management capabilities and promote modernization of its aviation sector. The country has targeted a variety of improvements to its air transportation systems, including its air navigation technical facilities.
The USTDA-funded study will determine the feasibility of improving flight safety and efficiency in Algeria through self-financed air traffic control. Implementation of the project is considered a development priority for Algeria as it would substantially improve the country's airspace management capabilities and promote modernization of its aviation sector.
USTDA advances economic development and US commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. — (menareport.com)
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