The Government of Bangladesh will start distribution of electronic passport (e-passport) with 10 years validity from 1st July of this year to ease the passport immigration process, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said that todays evening. Asaduzzaman Khan (Home Minister) said “We are working with a German firm to prepare the passport.
|E-passport of Bangladesh|
Preparations to start e-passport distribution are almost complete. We hope we will be able to start this service from July 1”. The Home minister was talking this announced to reporters after an Iftar party of the Department of Immigration & Passports at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC). Replying to a query whether there is any scope to gain all the information from the e-passport illegally,
|Asaduzzaman Khan(Home Minister)|
The minister also said the allegation of stealing information from the e-passport is irrelevant. In July of last year, the government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with German firm Veridos GmbH to promote Bangladesh into the e-passport era, which was expected to begin in December the same year. In Last June, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved a project to introduce digital e-passports, which is using by many rich countries of the world .
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Director General (DG) of the board of directors Major General Md Masud Rezwan these days signed the 10-year long contract with the German company at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in national capital.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was gift at the language ceremony of the agreement because the chief guest.
Based on the contract, the corporate can give any quite service associated with E-passport and can distribute three large integer passport booklets to the folks, the minister same adding that around one hundred staff of the board of directors also will be taken to FRG for coaching on delivering the services.
With this, East Pakistan these days became the 119th country within the world to start out the usage of E-passports, the minister same adding that “Bangladesh soldiers introduced machine-readable passports (MRPs) within the country in 2010 for the primary time”.
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