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Friday, February 12, 2016

Egypt signs an agreement with the UK Control Risks company to evaluate Egyptian airports' security

Cairo International Airport
(Image: Cairo Airport Info)
Egypt signed a contract with the UK-based Control Risks company on Wednesday, 10 February, to evaluate security situation and measures at the Egyptian airports. The evaluation process will take place over two stages, according to the MENA news agency.

Control Risks is a global international consultancy company specializing on evaluation of safety and security measures. According to the Minister of Aviation of Egypt Hossam Kamel evaluation will take place over two stages. The first stage will include checking the airports of Cairo, Sharm El-Sheikh and Marsa-Alam, while the second phase will include the airports of Hurghada, Alexandria, Luxor and others.

An approximate cost of evaluation process will be $ 700,000, and financing will be provided by Egyptian Tourism Support Fund, which is an investment fund launched in 2014 to support and boost Egyptian tourism sector, struggling after the January 25 Revolution and the Islamist insurgency in Sinai.

Cooperation of Egyptian aviation authorities and the Control Risks company is also aimed at addressing concerns of the Western countries over security at the airports of Egypt after the tragedy with the Russian passenger jet that happened on 31 October 2015.