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Home minister: e-passport, e-gate to be introduced

  • Published at 11:14 PM December 12, 2017
Home minister: e-passport, e-gate to be introduced
A traveler scans her biometric or e-passport at the passport scanner in the airport Collected

He said the e-passport would ensure safe and secure travel and faster immigration process while the e-gates would make departure and arrival quicker.

The government will introduce electronic passport (e-passport) and electronic gate (e-gate) at international airports, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told the launching ceremony of the national call centre for emergency services.

Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy launched the call centre for toll-free national emergency helpline 999, installed at the Crime Command and Control Centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in city’s Abdul Gani Road.

Addressing the launching ceremony of the call centre at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital, the home minister said that the e-passport and e-gate would be introduced in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision for Digital Bangladesh.

He said the e-passport would ensure safe and secure travel and faster immigration process while the e-gates would make departure and arrival of air travelers quicker and hassle-free.

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