Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), for the first time has installed four full body X-ray scanners at the pre-boarding security checkpoint at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
With this new technology, security officials will be able to detect any hidden or unwanted materials on or inside the body of outbound passengers, told Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, director of HSIA.
He said, under a project of Japan International Cooperation Agency, CAAB procured the scanners from Japan.
Conventional scanners can only detect metallic objects, but X-ray scanners can detect non-metallic objects too.
Although the machines have already been installed, they will go into function after five to six months.
“Due to the pandemic, trainers of those scanners are yet to come to Dhaka from Japan. After the situation becomes a bit normal, they will come and train our people to operate the machines”.
Authorities will continue using manual scanners like metal detectors and archways, despite setting up the new technology, sources at HSIA said.
Source: The Daily Star