Morpho gets ten-year extension for Albanian project

August 6, 2013 - 

Morpho has announced that it has been selected to continue providing its identity document management services in Albania, under a new agreement.

In particular, the agreement extends identity document production and distribution concessions set up by Aleat –a joint company of Morpho and the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund — for another ten years, and also includes the provision of a platform giving access to e-Services.

According to the company, the concession was created in 2008 to manage the entire production process of biometric identity cards and passports. Since launch, more than 2.6 million ePassports and 3.2 million eID cards have been produced.

“After our successful collaboration over the last five years, we are proud to have been chosen to accompany the Albanian government in the net phase of this pioneering eID project,” Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and CEO of Morpho said. “We are committed to continue delivering world-class technology for the benefit of Albanian citizens over the next decade.”

Reported previously, Morpho recently signed a strategic agreement with INTERPOL, to provide a range of its biometric solutions and technical support over the next five years.

“Through their dedication, responsiveness and high standard of service, Atleat has met all the requirements set out for Albanian’s electronic ID documents. This success has led us to extend the concession for an even longer period,” Ferdinand Poni, Deputy Minister of the Interior said. “Our Digital Albania initiative seeks to revolutionize access to public and private services for all citizens, and we are confident that this new eID platform will help us to achieve this ambitious goal.”

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