Questions MFK and MAN on aviation status
WILLEMSTAD - What about the upgrading of our aviation sector to the standards of the American Civil Aviation Authority FAA and international aviation authorities ICAO?
The MAN and MFK factions in parliament want information about the latest situation in this regard in a meeting of the Central Committee.
The MFK and MAN are concerned about media reports indicating that the government does not pay enough attention in order to recover the category 1 status in the field of civil aviation. "It is known that without a Category 1 status Curaçao cannot expand aviation links with the United States, which hampers the growth of tourism from that nation", say the factions in a letter to the President of Parliament.
According to the two factions, the minister in charge of traffic and transport, Earl Balborda has announced in August 2013 with great fanfare that one of the greatest experts in the field of civil aviation was recruited and Curaçao would soon regain its category 1 status. "The minister has repeated this late 2013 during the debate on the 2014 budget."
The two factions indicate that we are now a year and a half further, and that they want to know what the state is of the upgrading of the aviation sector. They also ask about the state of affairs on the laws on civil aviation which have still not been sent to the parliament.
Charles Cooper MP, said, during the meeting, that he understood through the media that the wife of Mr. Oscar Derby, who was hired as Director of the Civil Aviation (CCAA) has been commissioned to work on behalf of the CCAA relating to the new legislations, which have to be drafted still. “We will ask all these questions during this meeting and we want a clarification from the minister,” said the MAN MP.