DGCA preps for periodic, radical and emergency maintenance of buildings
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is (DGCA) preparing for periodic, radical, emergency maintenance and construction works in its buildings in the coming period.
The directorate also announced the opening of 13 new aircraft parking spaces at Kuwait International Airport. In a press statement, acting Deputy Director General for Airport Affairs Eng Saleh Al-Fadaghi affirmed the opening of these new aircraft parking areas is in line with the civil aviation’s plan to develop infrastructure at the airport in order to deal with the continuous increase in air traffic. Al-Fadaghi added these parking areas are on par with international safety standards, and they are equipped with the latest systems and devices.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Committee for Search and Rescue, headed by Board Chairman of the DGCA Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud, approved the national plan for search and rescue during its meeting with representatives of the ministries of Defense, Interior, Health and Communication; in addition to the National Guard, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Ports Corporation and Kuwait Airways Corporation.
Rapporteur of the National Committee for Search and Rescue Eng Emad Al-Sanousi said the national search and rescue plan is the first of its kind in the country, and that it will raise the classification of Kuwait in international organizations. Al-Sanousi noted that the national plan maps the general strategy of the search and rescue system internationally as stipulated in international treaties and agreements in which the State of Kuwait is one of the signatories.