Airport security to be improved

A sophisticated video surveillance system is being installed at the main international airports in the country, reports the Specialized Airport Security Corps (CESAC). The system seeks to fight crime, drug, goods and people trafficking at the country’s airports, as reported in El Dia.

CESAC Director General Miguel Paulino Espinosa said that the system would operate from a Command and Control Center (C4) that is under construction as part of the donation of the system by the government of Taiwan via the ministries of Economy, Planning and Development and the Armed Forces.

He said that the donation was for the first phase of US$3 million for the procurement of technical equipment and software and that the total cost of the project would be US$9.8 million, of which US$370,000 was for the command center.

He went on to say that the system would first be installed in the first three months of this year at Las Americas (SDQ) and La Isabela (JBQ) in the Province of Santo Domingo.