Nepal selects Safran to build its National Identification System

Safran Identity & Security, the world leader in identity and security solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Nepal National Identity Management Center to build the National Identification System.

This is a first e-Governance initiative towards establishing an electronic National Identity System for the country.

The National Identity System is one of the key programs identified in the e-Government Masterplan of Nepal. It is a first step in creating an ecosystem of trusted identities which promises to transform the lives of citizens, from the busy streets in Kathmandu to villages in the Himalayas. Each Nepalese will be empowered with a unique proof of identity, one that is backed up by the highest level of reliability, security and confidentiality.
Dinesh Bhattarai, Executive Director of NIDMC

Safran will deliver an end-to-end system encompassing registration of citizens‘ data, biometric deduplication to ensure unique ID is issued to each individual and personalization of smart cards.

We are extremely honored to place our longstanding experience and expertise at the service of the Nepalese government for this breakthrough identity program. We look forward to pursuing and growing this partnership with NIDMC into an unprecedented success.
Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, EVP of Safran’s Government Identity Solutions Division

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