Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) After nearly 25 years of missing, Somalia is trying to regain its airspace control, an official said.
Speaking to state-owned Radio Mogadishu, Somali minister of transport and aviation Mohamed Abdullahi Salad said the government is working to get back the control of its airspace.
The installation of equipment for managing the country’s airspace is underway in Mogadishu, according to the minister.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been controlling the country’s airspace since the collapse of the Somali central government in 1991.
During his election campaign, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has promised to handover the control of country’s airspace from ICAO to Somalia.
Somalia airspace produces an average of $7 million each year, according to sources.