KUWAIT CITY, June 29: The Director-General of the General Department of Airport Security Brigadier Walid Al-Saleh has issued a decision to body search all military personnel and other staff working at the Kuwait International Airport before they begin work, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed security sources.
The source added the decision is part of an integrated plan, which has been developed in cooperation and coordination between all agencies to develop the security services and bridge lapses and prevent the escape of people wanted by law.
This is in addition to tightening the security grip at this vital and sensitive facility given the current circumstances in the region. The source added the plan will be in force for approximately 3 months and is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of all travelers, in addition to making arrivals and departures pleasant.
‘GS4’ to monitor security at airport
The Ministry of Interior Wednesday morning has signed a working contract with the multinational security service company known as GS4, on the grounds of strengthening the security of Kuwait International Airport through series of consultations and specialized training for the airport security workforce.
The ministry, through its media security department disclosed that this London based company is one of the leading companies in the field of airport security, and that this step has been taken in order to increase the level of security of the country’s airport to the highest possible international standard, although it was not clarified whether this step was prompted by the attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday night.
On behalf of the Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled, the media department stated that this step is but one amongst a series of planned directives aimed at raising the efficiency of airport security alongside the upgrade of security equipment as to keep up with the technological developments of this field.
The minister added that the Interior Ministry has deemed it vital to upgrade the level of airport security in order to prevent any possible dangers and correct flaws pointed out by technical reports, hopefully bringing its status up to one of the safest airports in the region and the world
By Ahmed Al Naqeeb Arab-Times Staff