NON-PROJECT GRANT AID AMOUNTING TO ¥ 500 MILLION FOR “ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME” (COUNTER TERRORISM AND PUBLIC SECURITY)
Government of Japan / JICA has extended grant assistance to materialize the Non Project Grant Assistance amounting to ¥ 500 million (equivalent to US $ 4.43 million) for improvement of Airports Security at three major International Airports (Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and Multan International Airport, Multan). The Record of Discussion and official note for the grant was exchanged today in the Economic Affairs Division. Mr. Tariq Pasha, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division and H.E. Mr. Takashi KURAI, Ambassador of Japan, signed the Exchange of Note and Record of Discussion on behalf of their governments.
Considering challenging security situation faced by Pakistan for the last many years, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority is in process of re-engineering of security of airports and up-gradation of security equipments in line with the International standards, so that gradually every airport of Pakistan will fall in the category of safe and secure airport of the world. Japanese support in this regards is highly appreciated. This grant project will definitely help to improve security at international airports of Pakistan through installation of Face Recognition System with Security Monitoring CCTV Cameras System. Thus, utilization of this grant will pave the way to safeguard, passengers, their belongings, airlines and its assets, aircraft, national assets and functionaries from the acts of unlawful interference. Secretary, Economic Affairs Division appreciated the Government and people of Japan for their support.