KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued new directives to the relevant authorities in a bid to ensure safety and order in Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said President Ghani issued the new directives during the inauguration of the new Radar system in the airport.
According to ARG Palace, President Ghani ordered the relevant authorities to take necessary measures to prevent the unnecessary gatherings, ceremonial gatherings, and entry of armed men inside its premises.
The new Radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other high level government and security officials in Hamid Karzai International Airport.
According to ARG Palace, Afghanistan gained access to the most advanced Radar system with its installation and inauguration.
The Afghanistan airspace would be properly displayed over the screen of the new Radar system which would further help with the safety of the airspace of Afghanistan as well as increasing the capacity of the airspace with the establishment of the new routes on horizontal and vertical level, ARG Palace said.
Afghanistan assumes full control of its airspace after almost 26 years: The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan assumed full control of the airspace of Afghanistan after almost 26 years.
Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said Afghanistan has assumed the full control of its airspace for the first time since 1371 solar year.
According to the Presidential Palace officials, the new radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Hamid Karzai International Airport. The Independent Civil Aviation Authority officials had earlier said the installation of the new system will pave the way for further investments in the aviation sector and establishment of the new airlines, and reduce the cost by boosting the capacity of the civil aviation authority.
According to the officials, the Afghan government has stepped up efforts to increase the role of civil aviation authority in control the civil airspace after they took over the responsibility from the NATO-led coalition forces in 2015. The General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority Mahmood Shah Habibi had last year said that the new system will be installed with a total cost of 24 million Euros, calling it one of the most modern systems being used in the world.