Idemia renews Mauritania contract, signs deal with AOI for biometric device production in Egypt
Idemia has seen its contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Interior extended for the production of secure documents including identity papers, biometric passports and residency cards.
According to Jeune Afrique Business+, the French augmented identity company will use its technology to continue to maintain the country’s integrated populations and secure documents management system (SIGPTS).
The current deal is worth €680,000 and will last for a period of six months. It comes after both parties first struck one by mutual consent back in 2010 for a total cost of €18 million, Jeune Afrique Business+ reports.
Mauritania undertook to secure a biometrics technology supplier for the production of secure documents for its citizens with the goal of fighting ID fraud, checking illegal immigration into the country as well as cross border movement.
AOI, Idemia partner for biometric devices production in Egypt
A deal has been reached between the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and Idemia to oversee digital transformation and automation as well as the rendering of quality e-services that meet international standards.
In a press release issued by the AOI, Chairman Abdel Moneim El-Terras noted the deal also includes the manufacturing and production of biometric devices for managing fingerprints, facial and iris identification as well as hand geometry to be used in various civil and security domains.
“We look forward to reaping the fruits of this cooperation to build new capabilities, deepen expertise and competencies in the field of digital transformation for manufacturing digital identity devices, in accordance with international quality standards,” the chairman said.
As per the deal, Idemia is also expected to install some of its latest technological systems in its Egypt branch for the manufacture of the company’s advanced products.
Walid Fouad, the Managing Director of Idemia Egypt hailed the deal saying the company will use its global experience in order to offer the best of services for the AOI.