China’s Belt and Road Initiative to boost civil aviation in Africa

DUBAI – China’s Belt and Road Initiative will bring more Chinese investment and Asian passengers to Africa, African civil aviation officials said on Sunday. 

Speaking to Xinhua on the sidelines of the Aviation Africa 2015 summit, Ms Dzifa Aku Attivor, Ghana’s transport minister, said her country welcome additional Chinese engagement in Africa’s underdeveloped civil aviation market. 

She said Africa stands for 12 percent of the world’s total population but only one percent of the global aviation market. 

Ghana is open for business, and welcomes any initiative that can connect Asia with the rest of the world, including the Belt and Road Initiative, which was put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, she said.

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