Jackson’sInternational Terminal has improverd its airports security to that of world standards.
The new Security Upgrade X-ray screening facilities were officially launched yesterday.
The project valued at 6.5 million kina was funded by AUSAID through its Transport Sector Support Program with some assistance fromthPNG government.
Partners involved in this project gthered in a small ceremony to withnessthe cutting ofthe ribbon and officially openingthe new facility.
Australian government’seesthe importance of integratingthe Air and Transport sectors and has invested a lot in PNG
“We’re doing a lot togther on improvingthe air transport sector. And obviously economies all aroundthe world strive for integration between air and transport sector,” Stuart Schaefer, Head of AusAID.
He acknowledged NAC for completingthe project on time and on budget.
Chief Executive Officer of NAC, Joseph Kintau, thanked AusAID for the partnership.
“One ofthe key things that we want to strenthen in our relationship with Australia, Australian AID and TSSP isthe security aspect,the surveillance aspect of it,” said Kintau.
He said security was an important aspect of airports, andthe new screening facilities now make Jackson’sInternational Terminal safe.
The conveyor system ofthe terminal is tlied-in withthe new machine and can do printouts of suspected items.
It can also store images for future use if need be.
Caption: New Security Upgrade X-ray screening facilities atthe Port Moresby Jackson'’s International and Domestic Terminal funded by AUSAID through Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP).
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