New Thai passports may not be secure, claim production bid losers

Thailand ePassport

Thailand Biometric Passport. Photo: Uceboyx.

The three companies that lost the bid for producing e-passports called on the Foreign Ministry on Monday to reveal exactly which security measure is being adopted to prevent the counterfeiting of passports, because they believe the bid winner will not be able to offer the required technology.

Representatives of WIN, TIM and Chanvanitch companies told the press on Monday that DGM Consortium Co, which won the Bt7.4-billion bid in May to produce 15 million Thai passports over seven years, may not be able to make the documents secure.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation

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