For the first “ made in Nigeria ” helicopter, the Federal Ministry of the Environment and the National Agency for Scientific and Engineering Infrastructures (NASENI) have started the Environmental Impact Assessment (VIA), according to a report by Sundiata Post .
Reverse-engineered by NASENI, it would be the first non-commercial helicopter project according to the report.
As stated by Muhammad Abubakar, Minister of the Environment, EIA projects would be conducted to identify possible mitigation in the insulation of equipment whether it is solid, acoustic and liquid pollution.
Signing the statement on Thursday, Abubakar made the statement while receiving NASENI’s management team led by Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.
He reportedly said that “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is part of every effort on the planet, but especially when it comes to aviation, there is a big impact on the environment. from aviation accidents, bird impact, noise, vibrations, waste that will be created etc … VIA projects involve a number of things like project registration, site verification for project categorization and screening of environmental data collection and much more. It will identify the possible mitigation in the isolation of support equipment if noise, pollution, both solid and liquid pollutants are all the elements to which the EIA project will examine. Let me beg you to ensure that EIA is conducted on all your projects to improve their sustainability. “
Explaining his part, Haruna added that NASENI is trying to launch the first “made in Nigeria” aircraft and therefore the agency must comply with environmental regulations, as per the report.
He further added that “we must be accessible and authorized to test any engine in the environment. We have designed, developed and manufactured jet engines that the EIA is conducted by the Ministry of the Environment and we want it to be accelerated, we also want the Ministry to collaborate with us but supporting a wider and mass production of our solar products which contributes to the reduction of emissions. The minister played his roles and told us the things that need to be in place for the technical teams to visit, we believe that by the end of the year 2021, Nigeria should have its first aircraft made in Nigeria. “
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