DGCA To Enforce New System – ‘Inquiry, Registration’ Of Passengers
The Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for the first time will implement what it called the ‘inquiry and registration’ of passengers at the Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Anba daily quoting responsible sources. The same sources said the DGCA is expected to sign a contract with one of the specialized companies in this regard. The early inquiry and passenger registration system is applied in many countries around the world and the Gulf region.
The system enables the government authorities to expand the scope of control by conducting an early risk assessment for travelers and their luggage transported to and from Kuwait. The system also facilitates and improves the procedures for the passage of travelers through the country’s ports by providing government agencies the passenger data in advance, and accordingly, the decision is taken to allow the passenger to board or not to board the plane.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Rana Al-Faris, and Head of the General Administration of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sheikh Abdullah Al- Sabah visited Friday the new Kuwait Airport project, reports KUNA. In a statement to KUNA, the Ministry of Public Works said that the visit came to stand on the project’s progress and discuss ways to overcome all challenges. The project represents one of the largest development plans in the country and aims to implement the standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) at the gold level, as it will become the first passenger building in the world to achieve this level of environmental accreditation, said the ministry. The building’s concrete structure will provide thermal mass, while the roof includes large solar panels, it added.