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All NID Smart Cards can’t be printed by December

  • Published at 12:37 am April 18th, 2017
All NID Smart Cards can’t be printed by December
National Identity Wing (NID Wing) Director General Brig Gen (retired) Saidul Islam has said they may not be able to print all the NID Smart Cards by this year. “Oberthur Technology, a French company which is in charge of the process, is operating with only 10 machines, and it is not enough to print all the smart cards within this December,” he told reporters at a discussion meeting at Islamic Foundation Bhaban in Agargoan of Dhaka city on Sunday. It would be possible if they could increase their technical capacity by adding 15-18 more machines, the NID DG said, adding that the Election Commission is ready to accommodate those machines at its Agargoan office. He also assured that the NID card holders would not have to face harassment while receiving the smart cards as their names would be shown on the notice boards at upazila offices, he said.