A new public tender for security fencing at Bahrain International Airport has been issued by Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), in a bid to upgrade the facility’s existing perimeter fence.

The objective of the project, called Control Post 3 (CP3), is to improve the security of the landside and airside boundaries of the airport, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Improvement works will reportedly include the installation of CCTV and lighting equipment on the new fence.

According to BAC, the enhancements are necessary to meet the security requirements of the country’s $1.1bn (BHD414.7m) Airport Modernisation Programme, and are already underway.

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The fencing upgrade is being implemented in two stages, in coordination with the airport police directorate at Bahrain International Airport. The first stage, which was completed in March last year, involved the demolition of old and unsafe buildings and existing fences.

The second stage is the subject of the newly issued tender, which decrees that the total project duration be kept to 24 weeks.