Body formed to step up Dhaka airport’s standard




A committee was formed today to step up the standard of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in view of United Kingdom raising security concerns.

The body was formed after a delegation of the United Kingdom met Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) at Prime Minister’s Office this afternoon.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon will lead the body, sources said. Foreign , home and civil aviation secretaries, security adviser to the prime minister and the Caab chairman are among the other committee members.

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Recently, citing security concerns, the United Kingdom barred direct air cargo flights from Dhaka international airport. Businessmen reacted sharply to it fearing huge losses to exports.

Aviation Minister Menon declared he will attend office at the airport premises to ensure standard security. The prompt meeting was also a step to rectify in this regard.

There has been a change at the head of civil aviation authority and a new chairman was appointed today, days after the UK’s ban came.
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Minister Menon today told reporters that international standard scanners and close circuit cameras were installed at the airport as a part of security measure.

Earlier in the day, he said initiatives have taken to beef up security at the airport.

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