Bahrain to set up biometric checks at border
Manama, November 6, 2013
Bahrain will introduce face and eye recognition technology at the border, an Interior Ministry official said.
He told MPs during their weekly session that specialist companies from Japan and France were advising on the project, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
He said Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa gave the parliamentary proposal the go-ahead even before MPs voted in favour of it yesterday.
"We are currently working with the Criminal Investigation Directorate, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and the Central Informatics Organisation to establish databases and place new systems and machines to help us in implementation," he said.
The new system is intended to stop blacklisted expatriate workers from entering Bahrain again on false documents. – TradeArabia News Service