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Bangladesh looks to Germany for border control upgrade

09 August 2018

Veridos, a German joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient and state-owned Bundesdruckerei, has been awarded a 12-year contract to provide electronic passports and associated border control systems to Bangladesh.

The EUR340 million (USD394 million) deal includes supply, installation, and implementation of next-generation electronic passports and border control systems.

Bangladesh will move from machine-readable to advanced electronic travel documents that will include colour personalisation technology to improve visual verification. A chip will store biometric data such as iris, face, and fingerprint. The passports are designed to be tamper-proof and will be based on IMAGO software from Veridos. They will feature multiple image technology, in this case a Bangladesh flag that appears to be waving.

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