Somalia faces threat of losing control of its airspace again

Mogadishu (SD) – The International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, has issued a warning for a comprehensive law urgently needed to enable the Somali aviation authority to maintain its airspace.

ICAO said that if the government fails to comply with the law, it would lose its long fought achievement to take over the airspace in Somalia, and it would take a long time to get it back.

The aviation law is now before the upper house of parliament, and was recently passed by the Somali parliament.

The civil aviation law would save Somalia millions of dollars lost annually by the country in airspace use and will promote airspace independence for Somalia, according to the Somalia Civil Aviation Agency.

The Aviation Agency says that if the Law is implemented, Somalia will charge the airlines for using its airspace and will get more money to help rebuild Somalia.

Somalia is expected by the end of this month to forward its international aviation laws to the international community.

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