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Afghanistan assumes full control of its airspace

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The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan assumed full control of the airspace of Afghanistan after almost 26 years.

Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said Afghanistan has assumed the full control of its airspace for the first time since 1371 solar year.

According to the Presidential Palace officials, the new radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The Independent Civil Aviation Authority officials had earlier said the installation of the new system will pave the way for further investments in the aviation sector and establishment of the new airlines, and reduce the cost by boosting the capacity of the civil aviation authority.

According to the officials, the Afghan government has stepped up efforts to increase the role of civil aviation authority in control the civil airspace after they took over the responsibility from the NATO-led coalition forces in 2015.

The General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority Mahmood Shah Habibi had last year said that the new system will be installed with a total cost of 24 million Euros, calling it one of the most modern systems being used in the world.