Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started upgrading the security search park at Entebbe International Airport to ease the screening of people entering and leaving the airport.
CAA has already started expanding the security search park and is expected to complete the works in May next year. The expansion works will cost sh4.7billion, sources say.
Once the expansion works are done, CAA will install state of the art technology to enable security to easily monitor all people who get to the vicinity of the airport from all directions.
The upgrade is also aimed at reducing the time people spend at the security checks.
David Kakuba, the Managing Director Civil Aviation Authority, says it is hoped that the changes will improve the safety and security of travelers and their property.
Vianney Luggya, the CAA Public Affairs Manager, says they have also extended the search park about a kilometer away from the airport gate. The extended park will be 450m wide so as to manage the congestion since the number of travelers to and from the country increased to 1.62 million people in 2017 from 1.1 million people in 2016.
The security park will also provide enough shelter for travelers. The Director Airports and Aviation Security Ayub Sooma, says IBB Construction Company has been contracted to construct the security search park.