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Jul 21, 2022

Proposal for Aviation Hub City is Well-received by Cabinet

Andre Perez

According to the Minister of Civil Aviation, to every dollar that is made from employment in the aviation industry, five dollars is generated. 


Andre Perez, Minister of Civil Aviation

“First of all this presentation was in the Cabinet and it was well-received in the Cabinet and they said well, we should pursue it.  And we came to an agreement as well, as much as we take tourism, as much as we take agriculture as national priorities, we were able to drive that message that indeed aviation should play  that role there as well, as part of our national priority.  And if we look at the figures, it speaks for itself and it’s factual out there.  For every, especially in Central America, for every dollar that is created from jobs in aviation, it generates almost five dollars.  One job that is created directly from aviation can create as much as eight to nine other job positions in Central America.  So taking all of these into consideration, showing the facts to Cabinet, the prime minister asked us to form a task group led by myself, including the Minister of Tourism and the Minister of Finance.  So we are going to have, we have a deadline of four weeks to get together and come up with a road map, if you want to say that, and draft up the terms of reference where the possibility that we can pursue in terms of funding because obviously it’s going to take a lot of funding; however, it is a long-term vision.  That is the most important thing, it’s that we have to start as of now.  It is not something that we’re going to be doing for the next two, three years.”


The Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation also provided an update on technical support that has been committed to Belize by COCESSNA, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration ahead of the 2023 International Civil Aviation Organization audits.

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