Saudi fines Biman BDT 1.02cr for noncompliance with health guidelines

- A Monitor Desk Report 15 Jul, 2020 | 512 Views|-+
Dhaka: The government of Saudi Arabia has fined Biman Bangladesh Airlines SAR 4.5 lac (BDT 1.02 crore) for its noncompliance with health guidelines.

Since Saudi resumed travel following the coronavirus pandemic, the government has mandated all airlines flying in and out of its airport to disinfect their aircraft prior to travel.

According to reports, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh flew to Saudi's airport without adhering to that particular health guideline and as a result was charged with a fine.

Even though the flag carrier confirmed the matter, it did not disclose the specific flight schedule which led to this incident.

However, the airline said it formed a committee to find the responsible personnel behind this noncompliance with health guidelines.

Ziyauddin Ahmed, Director of Biman formed the committee of three: Md Golam Sarwar Ahbayok, Manager, Ground Service, Airport Services, Biman, Md Masudul Hasan, Assistant Manager, Security Division, Biman, and Pranab Kumar Baruya, Deputy Manager, Finance, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

The committee has been ordered to present a report on the cause of this incident by July 30 and ensure that no such mishap ever takes place again in the future, said Biman.

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