Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has introduced the Asset Security Services to safeguard the infrastructure and assets within Velana International Airport (VIA). The Asset Security Services under airport Safety, Security and Compliance Department is aimed at manning, surveillance and patrolling of all assets of VIA by trained security staff.
Yesterday at a special ceremony, the Asset Security Services was introduced with its uniform. Speaking at the ceremony the Deputy Managing Director of MACL Mr. Ibrahim Thoha said that the development of airport infrastructure, brings us new challenges and to maintain the security within the airport is crucial.
“Previously, as an Island Airport it is easy to manage the safety and security of the airport. However, by road connection from both Hulhumale’ and Male’ City gives easy access to our airport and with it comes security challenges. By introducing our new security services, I believe our airport assets will be protected from threats and intrusions.” stated Mr. Thoha.
Under this new service, MACL staff will guard the New Seaplane Terminal, Land side controlled area of both New Fuel Farm and New Cargo Terminal, Air Traffic Management Building , Power Generation Building, Water Supply Building, MACL Administrative Building, airport landside boundary fence and also vehicle parking areas.
Apart from this, the team will be working to control unnecessary entrance to the airport by monitoring and manning Fire Alarm Control Panels, Access Control Systems, CCTV Systems within the airport facilities. Asset Security Services will also patrol and provide surveillance around terminal area. MACL is steadfast in strengthening the Asset security to safeguard the airport assets, passengers and staff.