Nadra wins ePassport software contract for Kenya

01/07/15

Pakistan’s government biometric agency, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), has won a contract to provide e-passport software for Kenya.

The project is worth $3 million and involves citizen registration including biometric data capture, data verification and validation using Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technology and printing and personalisation of e-passport booklets, reported The News.

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the deal will cement Pakistan-Kenya bilateral relations and further strengthen Nadra’s credentials at international level in providing quality and reliable registration services to the developing nations.

Kenya’s Machine Readable Passport System (KMRP) was developed by Nadra in 2007, and the latter still maintains the system.

In November, Security Document World reported that the Kenyan government had also confirmed plans for a US$145 mn scheme will see all Kenyan nationals, including children, issued with electronic national identity cards.

An unnamed Israeli firm has won the contract to manage registration for the National Digital Registry Service (NDRS), which will see all data on individuals and their assets stored in one data bank.

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