State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali yesterday said there will be no compromise in ensuring safety of airports and passengers.
He said everyone working at airports should always be ready to prevent and deal with any kind of accident. Those who will try to disrupt the security at airports will not be spared.
The junior minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of "full scale airport emergency exercise-2020" and the expanded section of the international lounge at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.
Mahbul Ali said effective steps have been taken to improve the quality of passenger services at airports and prevent accidents.
He also said security has been beefed up at all airports across the country.
The state minister said major development works are underway at all international and domestic airports in the country.
All modern security equipment including fire alarm, dual view scanning machine, ETD, vehicle scanning system have already been installed at Sylhet airport, he said.
Expansion of Osmani airport has also been started, which will be completed at a total cost of Tk 2,760 crore, he added. Mahbub Ali said the international lounge of the airport has been expanded at a cost of around Tk 8 crore, keeping in mind the needs of passengers.
Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Member (Management and Planning) Air Commodore Md Khalid Hossain, DIG of Sylhet Range Mofiz Uddin Ahmed and President of Sylhet Metropolitan unit of Awami League Masuk Uddin Ahmed, among others, spoke at the programme.