DHAKA, Three electronic gates (egate) have been
installed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the city as the
government is going to launch epassport within the next month.
Distribution of epassport will start on July 1. We installed three e
gates in the HSIA on trial basis. The immigration officials were imparted
training on operating the epassport gate, Brigadier General Saidur Rahman
Khan, director of the Introduction of ePassport, and Automated Border
Control Management Project, told newsmen today.
The egate, however, will be installed gradually at all the airports and
land ports across the country, he said.
According to Immigration and Passports Department sources, 50 egates will
be installed in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chattogram international airports and
Benapole and Banglabandha land ports.
Once the epassport is launched, the immigration process will be easier
for the people, the sources said, adding that the passengers could not stand
in queue as the egate will be open automatically for the people having
verified and valid information.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)