Five foreign authorities inspected security measures at airport: official

Chairman of Cairo International Airport Company Mohamed Saeed Mahrous said that five authorities affiliated with five western companies have inspected the airport's security measures.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Mahrous said a committee from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, which visited Egypt earlier, requested inspecting five checkpoints including passengers traveling or arriving, luggage, fences and shipping of cargo. The outcome of the inspection will be announced next week.
Authorities of German, British and Kazakhstani aviation as well as a Canadian company on behalf of US aviation also inspected the security measures followed at the airport.
The Civil Aviation Ministry, according to Mahrous, signed an agreement with a company affiliated to a supreme security authority to secure the airport fences at the cost of LE28 million during the first phase, which includes installing 11 cameras. The second phase includes a system to monitor movement in parking lots at the airport. AVIT, affiliated to the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, will carry out the necessary measures. It is supposed to fix around 140 cameras to cover the parking lots in four months.
The searches come as many countries halted flights to Egypt following the crash of a Russian passenger plan in October in Sinai, which was claimed by ISIS although has been denied by Egyptian authorities until investigations are completed.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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