Pak-Japan ties: Japan provides security equipment worth Rs. 2 billions for AirPorts
ISLAMABAD (APP): The government of Japan has provided airport security equipment worth 1.94 billion Japanese Yen, equivalent to around Rs. 2 billion for enhancing security measures at three major international airports in Pakistan.
These equipment would be installed at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi international airports.
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The airport security equipment consist of Explosive Detection Systems, Vehicle Scanners and Cargo Vehicle Scanners have recently been handed over to the Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Air Marshal (Retd) Asim Suleiman by Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Takashi Kurai here.
The equipment embraces the latest technology matching the international security standards set by the United States (US), the European Union (EU) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
It is expected that not only risk of security related incidents at the three airports will be reduced, but also it will contribute to the improvement of operation of the airports.
On July 4th, the government of Japan agreed to extend a grant aid worth 200 million Japanese Yen, equivalent to around Rs. 205 million, under which a Japan Technology Face Recognition System will be installed at the Karachi International Airport.
The project of provision of the security equipment to Karachi and Bin Qasim International Ports is now in progress, which includes container scanners which will benefit to Pakistan for import and export.
Moreover, in collaboration with UNODC Pakistan, Japan has started the 4-year project on strengthening border management and illegal drug control from this May.