Benin’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Hervé Hehomey, presided over the signing ceremony of two contracts on Monday 7 November. One with the Benin Airports Company (SAB) and the other with Amarante International. The signing of these agreements constitutes a decisive turning point in the management of security at the Cotonou airport. And this, in accordance with the dynamism of modernisation and upgrading of Cotonou International Airport driven by President Patrice Talon since 2016.
The first contract concerns the provision of security services at Cotonou Airport, while the second concerns the provision of maintenance services for security equipment. Benin has thus acquired the services of an internationally renowned service provider to guarantee users of Cotonou International Airport the safest possible travel conditions on departure and arrival in Cotonou.
Moreover, with these various contracts signed, there is no room for drug dealers and traffickers of dangerous products. Given the traffic and passenger flow at the airports. This is because the modern equipment that will soon be deployed will allow precision searches and the detection of anything that could jeopardise the safety of aircraft and passengers.
Moreover, in the current global context marked by growing insecurity against a backdrop of terrorism, President Patrice Talon is offering Benin the opportunity to walk in the shoes of the great nations in terms of security. This will further reassure companies to serve “Destination Cotonou”.
The implementation of these commitments will eventually give Cotonou airport the status of an international airport in accordance with the norms and standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).