Datasonic secures new RM79.7mil order for passport pages


  • Corporate News
  • Thursday, 09 Mar 2017

People queueing in line to renew their passports at the Home Affairs Ministry Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory (KL FT) Complex at Jalan Duta yesterday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datasonic Group Bhd, which took over Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn Bhd’s role as the main contractor for printing and supplying Malaysian international passports from Dec 1 last year, will supply 2.8 million more passport polycarbonate data pages and personalisation services valued at RM79.716mil to the Immigration Department.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, it said its unit Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd had accepted the letter of award dated March 7 from the Home Affairs Ministry.

Datasonic said with the award of this contract, the total quantity of the supply of the passport polycarbonate data pages and personalisation services had increased from 10 million units to 12.8 million units over a five-year period from Feb 1, 2013, to Jan 31, 2018.

The total contract value has also risen from RM284.7mil to RM364.416mil, the company said.

Apart from polycarnonate data pages, Datasonic was also last year given a RM223.38mil contract to supply passport booklets for five years, or 13.416 million passports, starting Dec 1, 2016.

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