The Mauritanian Ministry of the Interior and Decentralization has contracted Morpho to implement a programme to produce secure national ID documents.
The project is one of the key components in the country’s National Digital Confidence Framework programme, and is designed to enable more effective management of Mauritania’s public records, while also bolstering security within the country and at its borders.
Morpho says it will guarantee the secure issuance of ID documents for both citizens and residents, including multi-application ID cards, polycarbonate data page passports, residence cards and driver licenses. It adds that it will do this by using the latest version of its multibiometric recognition system, combining fingerprint and facial recognition technologies.
This programme also incorporates ‘Mauritania Visit’, a border control system that will help manage passenger flows (issuance and control of biometric visas), as well as a fingerprint recognition system to support the fight against terrorism and criminality.
Biometric registration operations will start on 28 November, 2010.