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Angkasa Pura II Introduces Biosecurity and Biosafety Management

17 Oct 2020

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) introduced the concept of biosecurity and biosafety management in the national airport sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Both concepts are an effort to ensure the health of travelers and workers / staff at 19 airports.

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin said this was a real step for the company in creating an atmosphere that could maintain public trust and confidence in the aviation sector.

"This is also an effort by PT Angkasa Pura II so that flights remain optimal in contributing to community activities and supporting the economy," said Muhammad Awaluddin in a release received on Saturday (17/10).

The biosecurity management is carried out to protect the public from the dangers of covid-19 with an obligation to maintain distance in each airport area, check body temperature, check the results of rapid tests / PCR tests, process and facilities for contactless passengers, routine disinfection of all facilities for passengers and mandatory use of equipment. personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks for everyone at the terminal, both travelers and airport staff.

Meanwhile, through biosafety management, PT Angkasa Pura II has a biohazard precautions program, namely efforts to prevent and protect the health of airport service users from the threat of the covid-19 virus outbreak.

Environment screening is applied to keep the environment clean and healthy. For example, with the application of good air circulation, the use of UV sterilizers and in the future the use of plasma clusters and HEPA filters at the terminal.

Then the testing lab facilities, Soekarno-Hatta Airport are planned to have laboratory facilities to test for covid-19 on travelers.

Infrastructure sterilization, namely carrying out disinfection in every building at the airport and public health assurance. The airport also has a handling protocol if there are parties who are indicated by Covid-19.

"The application of biosafety and biosecurity management must be carried out simultaneously, not individually, because the two concepts complement each other to create Airport Public Health Security," said Awaluddin.

PT Angkasa Pura II assessed that biosafety and biosecurity management are also steps to increase flight confidence on international routes.

"In the near future, Soekarno-Hatta Airport will be connected directly to Changi in Singapore via the Reciprocal Green Lane in the Safe Travel Corridor program. PT Angkasa Pura II also plans to run the Airport Corridor Arrangement Iniciatives program. These two things must be done by ensuring the implementation of health protocols that have the same standards at every airport, "said Awaluddin.

"In the midst of this pandemic, health protocols at airports are very important and may become a requirement for international connectivity for a number of countries. Soekarno-Hatta Airport is ready for that because it has adopted biosecurity and biosafety management, "he concluded. (OL-5)

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