|DR Congo - Air transport|
|Experts urge DR Congo to ease importation of aircrafts|
APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) Experts at the first DR Congo aeronautical week have recommended to government to grant customs and tax facilities for the imports of aircraft and spare parts.
Such facilities are likely to contribute to drastically reduce the risk of accidents due to the bad state of aircrafts used in the country, the experts said in Kinshasa at the end of their three-day meeting.
DR Congo was over the last few years rocked by a significant number of plane accidents killing over 300 people in 1995 when a plane crashed on a Kinshasa market.
The most recent accident occurred on September 1 in South-Kivu (east) and killed 17.
The first aeronautical week also recommended that government signs and ratify the Cape convention on financing the purchase of new aircrafts.
Building the capacity of the Congolese civil aviation authority that will supervise the air safety in DRC was also considered by the conference.
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