HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc307-8W
15. Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the developmental impact of the air navigation contract with Tanzania. [29138]

Clare Short

There is general agreement that Tanzania needs a civilian air traffic control system to ensure safety in the country's air space. The issue is whether the contract with British Aerospace meets Tanzania's needs, and represents value for money.

The Government of Tanzania are working with the World bank and the International Civil Aviation Organisation to address these issues. The developmental impact will depend on whether the system is technically appropriate and affordable within the Government of Tanzania's budget, which is being targeted on priorities set out in its poverty reduction strategy.

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