Airport Security: All 3 int’l airports to get more scanners

To strengthen security further, the government is going to install two more explosive detection systems to screen export-oriented cargo at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka.

With the technical and financial assistance from Japan, the government will also set up six body scanners — four at HSIA, one each at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram, and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet — for the screening outbound passengers.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) yesterday approved about Tk 60 crore for “The Project for Security Improvement of International Airport”. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting at the NEC conference room at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will bear 90 percent of the cost.

The project is scheduled for completion by June next year.

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