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Suvarnabhumi » Security system & staff set ready for Suvarnabhumi international airport

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Security System at the new Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand’s Immigration Bureau Police reiterated the readiness of both its staff and technical equipment in providing services at the new Suvarnabhumi international airport, with a total of 1,380 immigration officers ready to be deployed from the beginning of September, Pol. Lt-Gen. Suwat Thamrongsrisakul said Tuesday.

Regarding concerns about terrorists entering the kingdom, the commissioner said the security system at the new airport is the highest technology, with data tracking processing systems monitoring both ‘black’ lists and ‘watch’ lists upgraded to the latest capabilities.

Passengers appearing on either the black list or watch list can be detected within 20 seconds upon their passport check, he said.

The immigration police commissioner also reaffirmed the efficiency of its anti-terror technology being deployed at the new airport which is due to officially open for domestic flights on September 15 and
international flights on September 28.

A total of 178 immigration booths at Suvanabhumi airport will be fully manned by 1,380 officers, 380 more than at Don Muang Airport, in test-run operations starting on September 1. The staff will working three shifts to provide 24-hour services, Gen Suwat said.

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