The equipment that was procured by government ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (WTO) general assembly includes fire tenders and ambulances that will be distributed to the four international airports in the country.
NAC managing director Robinson Msitala has said the equipment has been timely provided ahead of the UN WTO general conference that Zambia is co-hosting with Zimbabwe’s Victoria town later this year.
Msitala said the equipment will enhance safety at the international airports and allow them to comply with the international aviation safety standards.
He said the airport will now be ready to handle any emergencies that will occur within the boundaries of the country. The UNWTO delegation was in Zambia a fortnight ago to conduct inspection on Zambia’s readiness to host the conference in Livingstone.
After the inspection, the delegation urged Zambia to double its efforts in preparing for the world general assembly.