This new production facility represents a milestone for the Republic of Iraq. Qassim Al-Arraji, the Iraqi Minister of Interior, said: “The first security document manufacturing site with high-tech equipment is now going to be built in our country, creating more than 100 jobs for highly skilled workers in and around the factory. We have already successfully implemented a state-of the-art electronic ID system with Veridos including a pioneering national register. We are pleased to continue this productive partnership.”
Veridos CEO Hans-Wolfgang Kunz said: “Identity documents will not only be personalized in the country, but the whole document production process will be in local hands. Equipped with state-of-the-art production technology, the factory will be able to produce all the latest security features for identity documents. Veridos is also passing on all required technical expertise to local employees.”
Just this week, Minister of Interior Qassim al Arraji and German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn were in Baghdad to take part in the ceremony, which officially kicked off the first stage in the project – the production of ICAO* compliant ePassports in a high-security compound close to Baghdad International Airport.
For more information on the project, please visit www.veridos.com/Iraq_factory
*ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)