PM inaugurates smart card distribution
Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday auspicated the distribution process of much- awaited machine-readable smart national identity (NID) cards among 10 crore citizens across the country, replacing the existing laminated ones.
The Prime Minister opened the process through giving biometric details, impression of 10 fingers and picture of her iris at a programme held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital, reports unb.
After the inaugural programme, the smart NID cars will first be handed over to the President, the Prime Minister and the cricketers of the Bangladesh cricket team.
The distribution of NID smart cards will start in two city corporations in Dhaka and in a remote area in Kurigram tomorrow. Then smart cards will be distributed at upazila, municipality, union and ward levels in phases over the next 13 months.