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Bangladesh – 16mn new voters to get ID cards

By | December 4, 2017

The election commission (EC) in Bangladesh has said that it was preparing to issue smart national identity (NID) cards to more than 16mn new voters and the process would be completed by the end of 2018. The move is a part of its plan to complete distribution of machine readable cards among all voters before the next national… Read More »

World Bank Announces Settlement with Oberthur Technologies SA

By | November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017—The World Bank Group announced the debarment for 2.5 years of Oberthur Technologies SA (Oberthur), a French digital security company (now part of a company called Idemia). The sanction relates to corrupt and collusive practices under the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services Project (IDEA), a project designed to establish a secure, accurate and… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC goes for new smart NID scheme

By | October 1, 2017

The Election Commission has decided to take up a state-funded project to distribute smart NID cards among voters following a failed attempt to get the work done through joint finance with the World Bank. The proposed Tk 1,600-crore project would run from January 1 next year to 2022, said EC officials. The move comes after the commission scrapped… Read More »

Bangladesh – Govt to fund distribution of smart NID cards as World Bank pulls out

By | September 21, 2017

The Election Commission has taken up a Tk 16 billion new project aiming to distribute smart NID cards among citizens with local funds. The latest project is modelled on the previous project, known as Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service’ or IDEA. The World Bank is no longer willing to fund the project which expires in December… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC starts printing smart NID cards on its own

By | August 28, 2017

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled an agreement with French company ‘Oberthur Technologies’ and started printing smart national identity (NID) cards on its own. The EC’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed confirmed this while talking to reporters at the commission secretariat in Agargoan, Dhaka on Sunday. He said the contract between the EC and the French company to print… Read More »

Bangladesh – Smart Card to be Distributed in Ctg Tomorrow

By | March 12, 2017

The cardholders will get 22 types of services, including banking, TIN, driving license and passport.  The formal distribution of machine-readable smart national identity (NID) cards will begin in the port city from tomorrow. Chief Election Commissioner (EC) KM Nurul Huda will formally inaugurate the distribution of smart cards at a function at Chittagong circuit house at 11 am… Read More »