April 28, 2012
|Final Security Check Point (FSCP) at NAIA's Terminal 2 showing Xray machine and the walk-through metal detectors|
The Department of Transport and Communication (DOTC) announced Thursday the bulk bidding for the 500-million airport x-ray screening and security equipment contract next month.
“These x-rays will be installed in places where there are no screening or where even if there is equipment, but because of the volume of passengers, they need additional equipment,” said Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas.
Roxas aims to improve airport security at selected aerodomes across the country with commercial flights by installing, upgrading and layering of security screening of passengers.
“We will make them all to have two layers of screening just like what we have in NAIA ” says Roxas.
DOTC disclosed that there are 45 airports in the Philippines with scheduled commercial flights with 21 having adequate airport screening. The government intends to procure screening equipment to be installed in 31 airports.
Items for procurement include 21 sets of initial security checkpoint (ISCP) screening equipment and 25 sets of final security checkpoint (FSCP) screening equipment.
The airports to be installed with the 21 ISCPs are Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Tagbilaran, Davao, Laoag, Iloilo, Tacloban, Cotabato, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro, Marinduque, Busuanga, Masbate, Calbayog, Catarman, Jolo, Basco, Sanga-sanga, Siargao, Cauayan and Ozamis.
The 25 FSCPs are Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Tagbilaran, Davao, two in Laoag, General Santos, Zamboanga, San Jose, Roxas, Tacloban, Pagadian, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro, Marinduque, Busuanga, Masbate, Calbayog, Catarman, Jolo, Basco, Sanga-sanga, Siargao, Cauayan and Ozamiz.
The procurement also includes nine units of x-ray inspection systems for cargo screening to be installed in Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, General Santos, Zamboanga, Iloilo, Roxas, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro and Clark.
Transport Department will also buy 46 units of walk-through metal detectors, 92 units of hand-held metal detectors, 59 sets of CCTV (closed-circuit television) IP (Internet protocol) surveillance system, 55 units of UPS system, 55 sets of AVR system and 55 sets of ergonomic chair for the x-ray operator.
The airport security project is set for completion before the end of the year.