Egyptian government to review airport security

The Egyptian government said it has met with world-leading security and risk advisory companies in Cairo to hear proposals to review and enhance airport security in the country.

The global security companies, which were chosen for their specific expertise in aviation security, presented to members of the Egyptian government´s Cabinet of Ministers, including His Excellency the Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail; Captain Hassan Kamal, Minister of Civil Aviation; Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Interior; and Hesham Zaazou, Minister of Tourism.

The assignment covers the requirement to audit aviation security at airports across Egypt, encompassing a review of security and safety procedures, equipment and training. The chosen company will then make recommendations to the government to ensure Egyptian airport security is world-class gold standard, and work alongside the government to support the implementation of the recommendations, additional training of security personnel as well as conducting ongoing and regular assessments.

The government is due to make a decision on which company to appoint in the coming days, following a thorough review of proposals and capabilities. An announcement is expected before the end of December.

The government is also working with international authorities to enhance security, based on international best practices.