Iris in Nigerian e-passport project

  • Business
  • Friday, 13 Jun 2003

IRIS CORP Bhd expects to implement an electronic passport system in Nigeria by the year-end. 

Its managing director Tan Say Jim said the project, involving the supply of 5.5 million passport substrates with silicon chips to Nigeria, was worth RM246mil. 

“The new passport system will help Nigeria check the rampant forgery of passports. It will further enhance and contribute to our earnings for the coming year,” he said after Iris AGM in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. 

“As Nigeria is a dominant player in the Economic Community of West African States grouping of 15 nations, we expect this development to spur other West African countries to consider our system,” he added. 

On the single traveller card programme in Asean countries for which Iris is willing to provide the technology platform, Tan said the company was waiting for instruction from the immigration departments of the Asean nations to implement it. – Bernama  

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