The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Saturday commissioned new security screening equipment valued at approximately two million US dollars (US$2M). The state-of-the-art equipment which was funded by the CJIA Corporation with support from the Government of Guyana was commissioned by Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill.
The new scanners will help detect threats to civil aviation quickly and aid law enforcement in our fight against narco-trafficking at Guyana’s main port of entry.
The new machines have automatic detection capabilities and will allow the screener to manipulate and further examine anomalies detected in passenger luggage.
The machines, commissioned include:
- 1 CTX 5800 Checked Luggage Scanner
- 2 Smiths HI-SCAN 6040-2is Hand Luggage Scanner
- 2 Rapiscan 620 Dual View Hand Luggage Scanner
- 1 IONSCAN 600 Portable Explosive & Narcotics Trace Detector
- 1 L3 Pro Vision Body Scanner
- Closed Circuit Television Cameras
Intransit Passenger Check Point
Two of the new baggage scanners will be deployed at the Passenger In-transit and Staff Screening Points. Intransit Passengers will no longer be required to clear Immigration, then escorted to the Departures’ Terminal to board their connecting flights. These passengers will enter directly into the Departures’ Lounge after being screened at the In-transit Check Point.
Staff Screening Check Point
Employees of the airport will be screened separately from passengers, thus improving the processing time for each flight.
CJIA Corporation is currently in the process of procuring Body Cameras for its Security Staff, and Bottle Scanners for Liquids. These scanners will allow passengers to take liquids through the main checkpoint.
The Government of Guyana remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment to the travelling public. We will continue to invest in human resources and state of the art equipment, in this regard.