The Senior Management of the National Revenue Authority has made a spot visit to the New Lungi International Airport on Saturday 14th January 2023. According to the Commissioner General Dr. Samuel S. Jibao, the visit was to ascertain the adequacy of facilities for customs operations.
Dr. Jibao said he is very impressed with the facilities provided for customs, and the fact that this new Airport will meet all international standards required for customs operations. The new Airport is fitted with facilities such as quay space, cranes, airfield ramp access, temporary storage sheds, customs offices, transport services, clearing and forwarding services, adequate security, and cargo inspection facilities as specified in Section 7(4) of the Customs Act 2011, to enable customs handle volumes of trade and passenger traffic and the collection of the much-needed revenue.
FACILITIES PROVIDED BY THE NEW AIRPORT.
1. Customs Offices – for outbound passengers- to enable customs witness scanning of baggage by Aviation Security to curb smuggling.
2. Customs Offices – for inbound passengers. To enable customs scan and inspect baggage, assess declarations, conduct preliminary investigations, store intercepted goods and office for Customs Management.
3. Customs Offices – for Air-freighted Cargo – Import which is located within the Cargo Terminal. Scanners and x-ray facilities, Cold rooms/ storage facilities for refrigerated goods as well as Mortuary for Human Remains.
4. Clearing and Forwarding Office – For customs Brokers in the Cargo Terminal also found within the cargo terminal
According to the General Manager of the SUMMA Construction Company, the New Lungi International Airport will turnover a passenger volume over 1.2 million passengers a year.
The new Lungi International Airport is set to be completed within the coming months.