Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, in the presence of Housing Minister Bassem bin Yaqoub Al Hamar, launched the new aviation information radio communication station.
Transportation minister said that the launch of the radio station is part of strategic projects of the ministry to develop civil aviation systems and services in Bahrain and raising its efficiency to ensure the provision of air navigation services at the highest levels of quality and safety with advanced technology and accurate specifications.
“This project enhances the Kingdom’s pioneering role in providing international air navigation services in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization standards, in addition to supporting the safety of air traffic for aircraft arriving and departing from the airport,” he said.
Housing minister said that the station will contribute in developing East Hidd Town housing projects by enabling the Ministry to complete the construction of infrastructure networks in the vicinity of the land that will be provided by the station, thus providing the opportunity for the beneficiaries of housing vouchers in the town to start building their housing units which will increase the project completion rate to about 90%.
The project provides a safe and advanced communication environment for about 8 thousand aircraft per month arriving and departing from Bahrain International Airport (BIA), in addition to more than 600 thousand aircraft transiting annually to the territory of Bahrain that extends over an area of 83 thousand square kilometers.