Interior Minister, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, today toured the Bahrain International Airport, to review developments on the Airport Expansion Project, and the readiness of the new Passenger Terminal Building, ahead of its opening on January 28.
The inspection visit was in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
Upon arrival, the Interior Minister was welcomed by Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, in the presence of Chief of Public Security and Interior Ministry’s officials.
He was informed about the security readiness and logistic preparations of the building, security procedures, and modern technology to process travellers’ procedures and provide the required security and customs services.
He highlighted that the expansion project represents one development landmark of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s prosperous era. He stressed that security readiness and modern technologies would facilitate the travel process and tourism in Bahrain.
The Interior Minister was also briefed about the security directorates’ preparations at the airport to provide a comprehensive security system for the beginning of operations to reinforce the airport’s security and safety and safety.
He was informed about the new technologies the Bahrain International Airport Police Directorate introduced to facilitate services and utilise the latest security screening systems.
The minister also visited the operations room that uses smart systems, and was briefed about training courses provided to staff in cooperation with the Royal Academy of Police and the Gulf Air Training Academy.
In the same context, the Interior Minister was informed about the readiness of Airport Passport Section that would operate through 44 cabins, including cabins for special needs and 22 e-gates that work through fingerprint and facial recognition, in addition to 6 cabins to process paperwork of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority’s holders of visas.
The Interior Minister was also informed about the Customs Affairs’ preparations to provide integrated services through modern technology.