The National Airports Corporation has invested 7 million kina to upgrade security systems atthe Jacksons Airport in Port Moresby.
Part ofthe setup isthe installation of cameras.
NAC says priority has been given to Jackson’s to meettheInternational safety standards.
Jackson’s international airport will be installed with an extra screening machine atthe back ofthe international terminal.
This means that passenger cargoes will be screened twice-the second screening is to pick out illegal substances or objects after check in.
Chief Operating Officer Sylvester Kenatsi says one ofthese screening machines costs up to a 1.5 million kina and NAC cannot afford to install one at all airports aroundthe country.
They are concentrating only at Jacksons Airport to meetInternational Safety Standards.
When asked whatthey were doing to address numerous complaints of passengers missing personal items atthe check points, Mr Kenatsi saidthe instalment of CCTV cameras atthe screening locations is intended to identifythe culprits.
This project is funded by AusAid and is expected to be completed atthe end of July this year.