E-Passport to be introduced on Dec 15: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AKM Abdul Momen said the government will introduce electronic passport (E-Passport) with 10-year validity on December 15. He stated this while addressing district and metropolitan Awami League conference on the Sylhet Government Alia Madrasah ground here. Momen said the government will issue the E-Passport to benefit the expatriates side by side with introducing special courses for them to improve their skills. An app, he said, has been launched in the foreign ministry for the benefit of expatriates and through this they can receive thirty-five services. Highlighting the huge development made by the government in the past ten years, Momen said, there will be no poor people in the country if the present trend of development continues. Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader spoke on the occasion as the chief guest while Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif was the main speaker.

AL Presidium Member Nurul Islam Nahid, Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman and Organizing Secretaries A F M Bahauddin Nasim and Ahmed Hossain, Advocate Misbah Uddin Siraj, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi spoke, among others.