Tuesday, September 06, 2011 – According to officials in Ministry of Transportation and Aviations of Afghanistan, International Airport of Kabul has been standardized according to International norms and standards.
The Ministry officials further added, the ministry has recently purchased modern firefight equipment, which costs around $1,200,000 and they are looking to equip the Airport with further modern equipments for the safety of flights.
Nangialai Qalatwal, spokesman for the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation of Afghanistan said, the firefighting equipment has a capacity of up to 12,000 liters of water and has the ability and reach of 90 meters to control fire disasters, first of such modern equipment provided for the airport.
The officials also said, standardization of Airports in Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Kandahar provinces are also under the process.
Mr. Qalatwal also said, “The major issue of fire disasters will be resolved upon the arrival of the new equipment, which will also help us become equivalent to International standards.”
Meanwhile, Head of the Kabul International Airport, Mohammad Yaqoob Rasooly said, the airport requires further firefighting equipments.
According to Head of the Kabul International Airport, currently the airport is equipped with additional two firefighting equipments with 6,000 liters of capacity.