News Local Cabinet gives green light for new back up air traffic control system

Cabinet gives green light for new back up air traffic control system

The Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the purchase of a new back-up air traffic control system, to replace the existing obsolete system at the Flight Control Center at the Acropolis area in Nicosia.

Speaking after the Cabinet meeting, which convened on Wednesday under President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou said that the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, through the Civil Aviation Department, was authorized to proceed with all relevant actions for the purchase of the new back up traffic control system (Watchkeeper, TopSky).

In addition, the Cabinet approved a bill regarding the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Russian Federation for cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies.

The Council of Ministers also approved an amendment of the law regarding Antiquities, thus allowing now the entry of disabled persons with a European Card and their escorts free of charge in all the places and monuments that are included in the list of the Antiquities law.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/chances-of-accident-in-nicosias-airspace-increased-air-traffic-controllers-say/

Top Stories

Forest fires red alert for 2nd day running

  The forestry department has issued yet another fire red alert, as hot and dry conditions continue and temperatures on the mountains are expected to...

Greece PM says won’t accept strict EU conditions on COVID aid – FT

  Greece will not accept strict European Union conditions on the use of the coronavirus emergency aid, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Financial Times...

Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll, 5th highest globally

  Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world. The health ministry also reported...

Japan braces for return of torrential southern rains that killed 16

  Torrential rains that hit Japan’s southern island of Kyushu killed 16 people, with 13 going missing and 17 showing no vital signs, public broadcaster...

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

  The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients...

Taste

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...