Talks underway with UK government to lift cargo flight embargo: Menon

The minister for civil aviation and tourism, Rashed Khan Menon, has said his ministry is in talks with the British government to ensure that the embargo on cargo flights from Dhaka to London is soon lifted.
He told reporters this while speaking to them at the secretariat on Sunday, United News of Bangladesh reports.
He said new scanning machines have been installed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, worth Tk 90 crore currently under consideration at the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.
The entire airport, he added, is now under close-circuit camera’s supervision.
Every once in a while, awareness announcements are made for everyone to look for anything suspicious and inform authorities accordingly.
A team from UK is currently training representatives from civil aviation, Biman and ground handling staff on advanced security measures, hence the minister expressed his surprise as to why an embargo was given on cargo flights.
As part of a ‘set of interim measures’, the British government has restricted cargo on direct flights from Dhaka to the UK until further notice.

Source : the new age

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