UAE plans $30bn investment in aviation security
Dubai, June 26, 2014
The UAE government plans to invest heavily in aviation-related infrastructure development projects and has already earmarked $30 billion for boosting the security at the emerging markets' airports, said an expert.
The UAE’s regional and emerging markets including Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Africa and Russia - CIS aviation sector is growing rapidly, mainly due to the steady increase in air traffic and cargo movements, stated Raj Menon, the director of Arabian Reach, the organisers of the upcoming 'Emerging markets airports security summit (Emass).
The event will be organized at Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai from November 26 to 27 where more than 30 global companies will showcase the latest equipment, technologies and demonstrate their capacities and capabilities to support the aviation security.
The summit will provide an opportunity for over 150 delegates from global aviation security and safety organizations to gather in Dubai to discuss about the challenges, issues, usage of technologies, threats, training and effective practices and meet prospective clients from the aviation security sector.
Menon pointed out that further growth is expected as a result of major aviation-related infrastructure development projects in the region and a special focus has been placed on further strengthening security in the aviation sector.
The $30 billion earmarked to enhance the security and safety in the emerging markets airports will be used to provide the best airport experience to its users, securing the borders and meet the changing trends of the security threats, he added.
According to Menon, the upcoming aviation event has attracted an eminent panel of speakers and top companies providing security services and technologies to the airports with a view to mitigating the threats.
Sufyan Abbas, the director of Transguard, Emirates Group will be speaking on "Strengthening the Avsec Chain – Human Factor, Brigadier Ali Atiq Bin Lahej, the director of the Dubai police airport’s security department has been invited to speak on Dubai Airports Security culture and how it improves security along with Ismail Mohammed Al Balooshi, the assistant director General Aviation safety sector (UAE) will speak on "Developments in improving safety culture & addressing critical safety issues at Airports.
High level panel of security experts will accompany Brigadier Ali Bin Lahej and Al Balooshi to scout for new technologies for Dubai airports & for UAE Airports.-TradeArabia News Service