NEC Corporation will modernise Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport in the nation's capital of Kathmandu.
According the IT services company, it has received a go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and the deal is totaling approximately one billion yen (US$10 million).
In order to accommodate the rapidly rising number of passenger flights in Nepal, Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Japan is being used to update airport equipment, such as aging surveillance radars and data processing systems, the company said in a statement.
By March 2015, NEC is scheduled to provide an air traffic control radar system, a secondary surveillance radar that receives detailed operating information from airplanes and a multi-sensor information processing system that utilises information received from radars. According to the company, this will contribute to improving the reliability and efficiency of air traffic control services in Nepal while helping to ensure smooth and secure airport operations.
NEC has provided air traffic control solutions for more than 50 years, including systems for sophisticated transportation hubs in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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