NEC Corporation has received an order from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal totaling approximately one billion yen for the modernization of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As a landlocked country where mountains account for a majority of the territory, air transport is vital for effective travel and circulation of goods in Nepal.
Tribhuvan International Airport plays essential roles for the country as its only international airport and a major hub for domestic flights. 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.
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 utilizes information received from radars. 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. As a result, NEC is able to provide advanced air traffic control systems in Nepal that capitalize on technologies developed through a distinguished history of expertise and experience.
In April 2013, NEC established its “Mid-term Management Plan 2015,” which focuses on “Solutions for Society” that leverage Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in order to advance social infrastructure and contribute to the resolution of a variety of social challenges. Going forward, NEC will continue to strengthen its solutions related to air traffic control and to develop new services that are based on regional needs.