Khulna: Election Commissioner Brig General (Retd) Md Ahsan Habib Khan yesterday underscored the need of smart identification card (NID) for providing citizens services.
“Necessary digital information of country’s citizen would be preserved to smart NID. It will be needed of each citizen for any services from birth to die and information about the concern citizen from the NID,” he said this while inaugurating the smart NID distribution activities at Fultala Re-union Model School and College auditorium here.
The smart NID card will play vital role for building smart Bangladesh by 2041, he said, database of a smart card has been prepared of a secured citizen with his 10 finger prints and reflection of iris of his or her eyes.
“The smart card is being distributed for expatriates including Saudi Arabia, America and United Arab Emirates. It will also be distributed among the expatriate of more 11 countries accordingly and separate NID will be prepared for our great Freedom Fighters,” he said.
Project Director of the IDEA (second phase) Brig General Abul Hasnat Sayem, regional election officer of Khulna Md Humayun Kabir and superintendent of police addressed as special guests with deputy commissioner of Khulna Khondokar Yasir Arefin chaired the event. District election officer Farazi Ben-zir Ahmed delivered the welcome speech.
A total of 2,920 citizens will get smart card respectively at Fultala upazila.