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PT Angkasa Pura II and BNPT Strengthen Coordination to Prevent Radicalism and Terrorism

10 Dec 2020

Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) and the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) have improved coordination related to airport security aspects, especially in order to prevent radicalism and terrorism.

Today, Thursday 10 December 2020, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin held a meeting with the Head of BNPT Boy Rafli Amar.

On this occasion Muhammad Awaluddin said that anticipation, prevention and overcoming of conditions that endanger the airport and the public at the airport were carried out through an internal and external security approach, and had always been the focus of PT Angkasa Pura II to support the smooth operation of airports and flights.

"Security is the main focus, and in line with that PT Angkasa Pura II always improves and updates procedures and facilities to ensure security and prevent acts of terror, for example at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, which is Indonesia's main gateway and the largest and busiest airport in the country. "Said Muhammad Awaluddin.

Soekarno-Hatta Airport is currently equipped with security facilities equivalent to other international airports in the world, such as CCTV with analytics capabilities, Baggage Handling System (BHS) Level 5 in Terminal 3 which can detect explosives. Then, just brought in an explosive containment with advanced technology that was first used at Indonesian airports, named Nakula.

Airport Security Web technology has also been implemented at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, where this technology can digitally monitor Aviation Security personnel operations.

Muhammad Awaluddin said that these facilities were one of the efforts of PT Angkasa Pura II in anticipating, preventing and overcoming acts of terrorism externally, namely by mitigating threats to airport facilities and infrastructure.

External security related to the position of airports as vital objects of the state in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 63/2004 on Safeguarding National Vital Objects and Decree of the Minister of Transportation No. KM 72/2004 on Vital Objects for Transportation, Post and Telecommunications

As for the security of the airport as a vital state object, apart from being carried out by Avsec, it is also supported by the synergy of the TNI and Polri.

"Law enforcement and airport security aspects as vital objects must be maintained, because otherwise this condition will greatly affect the country's reputation as well as the reputation of Soekarno-Hatta Airport as an international airport. So that security aspects at the airport must be coordinated, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.

In addition to external security, PT Angkasa Pura II as a state-owned company also disseminates and educates human resources internally about the dangers of radicalism and terrorism and how to handle it.

Meanwhile, the Head of BNPT Boy Rafli Amar hopes that in the future the collaboration between BNPT and PT Angkasa Pura II can be immediately concretized through a joint program to ensure flight security and safety and the entire community.

"Of course, through this cooperation we can carry out a prevention program in the working area of ​​Angkasa Pura II. We must ensure that all airports throughout Indonesia are free from potential threats, because airports are the starting gates, both between countries and between islands, "said Boy Rafli Amar.

Boy Rafli Amar added, "Users of this flight service are among the very high, so we have to guarantee the security and safety of users of transportation services we can provide. This means that the state provides the best for the people of Indonesia and the international community. "