A general view of Beirut's Rafik Hariri International airport, Friday, January 8, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The head of the Beirut airport Mohammad Shehabeddine said that the security equipment that will be bought for the airport will make it one of the safest in the world.In an interview with Lebanese daily Al-Joumhouria published Thursday, Shehabeddine dismissed recent comments made by Future Movement MP Serge Torsarkissian, claiming that the new equipment dates back to 2008 . Shehabeddine said that the situation is currently under control at the airport, with security forces enforcing strict measures and increased presence in the facility.He expects the equipment to arrive by the end of the year, with an estimated cost of $22 million.
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