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Jamaica's transport policy to be updated to include use of drones

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 11:49 AM

The government is to undertake a review of the country's transport policy which is expected to incorporate provisions for the use of drones.

Director of the Projects Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Tanya Bedward, says the review will be done during the 2018-19 financial year.

The National Transport Policy was last reviewed in 2007.

Bedward says the updated policy will take into consideration the aviation industry and new technologies such as drones.

She was speaking yesterday at a seminar and luncheon in New Kingston organised as a part of activities to mark International Civil Aviation Week.

The senior ministry official says both public and private stakeholders will be consulted during the process of the review.