Plans afoot to make smart ID cards locally

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Plans afoot to make smart ID cards locally

The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) is planning to manufacture the smart ID cards locally in a move to cut its operational costs.

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Published: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 8:21 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

According to the authority, negotiations are being held with the German company Bundesdruckerei GmbH for cooperation in the field of manufacturing and supplying raw ID card material with high security specifications. Bundesdruckerei GmbH is one of the leading participants in the tender launched recently by Emirates ID.

“The Emirates Identity Authority is looking at reducing operating costs, particularly due to the increasing daily production of printed ID cards. According to preliminary estimates, the initiative is slated to save Dh100 million over the coming five years and create tens of new job opportunities for UAE nationals,” the authority said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Emirates ID has reviewed the experience of European countries in interoperability, which allows automated systems in European Union member states to interact and share data electronically and work together without the users of these systems having to put in any extra effort to get the service from these systems.—

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