U.S. grant to help Indonesian aviation sector
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency on Tuesday awarded a $341,000 grant to Indonesia's Directorate General of Civil Aviation to enhance the safety, security and operations of the Southeast Asian country's aviation sector.
The grant will fund an assessment of the directorate's organizational and operational capabilities and make recommendations to reinforce its effectiveness as an independent aviation safety regulator.
'Indonesia's aviation industry is vital to its economic growth,' said U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume during a signing ceremony with the directorate in Jakarta. 'The United States is pleased to partner with DGCA in strengthening Indonesia's aviation sector and promoting safety by improving its regulatory operations.'
The opportunity to provide technical assistance to the directorate pursuant to the USTDA grant will be competed on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, which is accessible through the USTDA Web site. The directorate will competitively select the U.S. firm that will provide the USTDA-funded assistance.