|THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY COMMITTEE (NCASC) MEMBERS CONVENED IN ARUSHA FOR ITS 44TH MEETING.|
THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY COMMITTEE (NCASC) MEMBERS CONVENED IN ARUSHA FOR ITS 44TH MEETING.
The National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) members convened in Arusha on 12 November 2020 for its 44th meeting usually held to discuss the national civil aviation security issues.
Prior to the meeting, the NCASC members inspected Arusha airport, the key tourist’s gateway to Northern tourism attractions including Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national parks among others. The committee inspection aims to ensure the airport compliance to civil aviation security regulations.
Arusha Airport Manager Eng. Elipid Tesha briefed the NCASC members on projects undertaken by government of the United Republic of Tanzania at Arusha Airport for enhancement of its capacity, safety and security and thus improve service provision at the airport.
According to Eng. Tesha, more than 5 Billion shillings projects which includes expansion of two airport runways; runway 2.7 and runway 0.9, construction of new remote apron, car parks and the new tarmacked service road. “The runways expansion will permit bigger aircrafts such as Bombardier Q400 to use the airport” said Eng. Tesha.
He added that, the construction of new remote apron will decongest the current apron hence improve the air transport services.
The one-day NCASC meeting was presided by Committee Chairman, who is also the Director General of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, Hamza S. Johari
NCASC is part of the implementation of National Civil Aviation Security Programme. The programme is responsible for defining processes for the reporting of information concerning incidents of acts of unlawful interference and preparatory acts, by any entity responsible for implementation of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme in a practical and timely manner to the relevant authorities, as appropriate.