10 Sep Machine Readable Passport (MRP)
Client: Ministry of Interior Affairs, Bangladesh
Location: Dubai, UAE
MRP was a project of the government of Bangladesh with a purpose to convert current hand written passport into machine readable passport for over 1,000,000 Bangladeshi expatriates residing in the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This project was one of the vital and important projects in UAE, for the government of Bangladesh, due to a huge number of Bangladeshi citizens residing in UAE. This project was launched due to the announcement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that after November 2015, citizens of any country is not allowed to travel without holding their machine readable passport.
The project was effectively implemented by Grand Technology Resources (GTR) in partnership with IRIS Corporation Bhd Malaysia, which is one of GTR’s strategic partners, and CSL Bangladesh. The core operations of this project were focused on the establishment of its regional offices (ARCs) in the five states of UAE; namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain. These regional offices were established to facilitate access for the Bangladeshi citizens towards their enrollment process for converting their passports into Machine Readable.