Security guards and huntsmen deployed at TIA to mitigate wildlife hazard

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) authority has deployed various security personnel to control the increased risk of wildlife hazard in its vicinity. As per the information, five security guards from Garud Securities have been positioned at the airport premises to conscientiously monitor the wildlife risk along with human activities.

The security guards have already been active from Saturday. The airport management committee was compelled to employ such guards after lack of concern from municipality, Nepal Army and Nepal Police.

Likewise, five huntsmen are also active at the TIA aerodrome to control the risk of monkeys and birds inside the airport. Those huntsmen belong to the Department of Forestry, Nepal.

TIA’s spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur said, “The security guards and huntsmen have been deployed temporarily at the airport to minimize risk of wildlife activities.”

Recently, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) released ‘Wildlife Hazard Report 2017’. This report has analyzed the wildlife data of Tribhuvan International Airport and includes the wildlife information of Nepalgunj, Gautam Buddha, Pokhara and Biratnagar airports and the efforts made by CAAN to mitigate such hazard. However, the report depicts that TIA is vulnerable for wildlife hazard due to excessive presence of monkeys, stray dogs and birds in and around the airport premises.


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