In 2008 I have accepted an EC-project in Moldavia, designed for a partial time
over 2 years, targeting to support the introduction of the national biometric
Content of the project is the definition of investment opportunities to support
the application for the biometric passport. Therefore was evaluated the
biometric passport according international standards and defined possibilities
for a more qualified internal and external identification focused on the EC
area, especially the Schengen states. The defined opportunities where presented
the local EC Delegation and accepted from the same.
Regional counterpart is the Ministry of Information Development, which has a
very high technical level. Inside the ministry is the state own enterprise "Registru"
in charge of the production and distribution of the national identity documents,
including there the national ID card, driving licenses, passports and other
documents. The quality and security of the emitted documents is very high. This
technical high level standard of the ministry have his price, concerning the
price of the biometric passport is this price very high, taking in consideration
the relatively low average income of the Moldovan population.
the main target of the EC project is to support technically the ministry,
permitting so the reduction of the price of the biometric passport. This
activity is still more important if there is taken in consideration that the
conventional passport without biometric components is parallel still in
production - with a price of 20% of the biometric passport price.
The emitted biometric passport is type B passport, including the digital
photo and the fingerprints of both forefingers of the passport owner.
Technically the parallel production of the biometric and the non biometric
passport was solved using the same booklets for both. In the biometric passport
is only glued a plastic container with the chip and the antenna on the inside of
the cover page and the same is marked with the international symbol of the
biometric passport on the outside cover page.
In the content of the project was analyzed the information and technical needs
of the following institutions:
Ministry of Information Development,
Presidential office - Advisor for information technologies and development,
Service for Information and Security,
Border Guar and Customs Service,
General Procurator Office,
different state own relevant enterprises,
Consulates of selected countries in Moldova,
The project is designed for partial time over 2 years and should finalized with
the implementation of the supplied technology.
The tender is meanwhile executed and the implementation has started (2011).