Flora Telecom, a local technology company will provide technical solutions to a government project in issuing electronic passport across the country.
The government of Bangladesh recently awarded German firm Veridos GmbH with a task to provide e-passports to Bangladesh. Flora will maintain data centre, disaster recovery sites and regional passport offices utilizing its skilled workforce, according to a press release.
Besides, as a local technology partner, Flora will supply enterprise servers, storage as well as security solutions for the project implementation.
Veridos has won the job to provide Bangladesh with biometric e-passports for around Tk 33.4 billion. The German firm will provide passport booklets, 28 million machines to make e-passports, relevant accessories, software, and 10 years of maintenance services.
Officials said the government felt the need for e-passports after noticing a trend of people having more than one copy of passport as there was no database of biometric information like fingerprints or iris images of the MRP holders.
BD Post Desk