UAE airports to deploy readers to detect forged documents

12 March 2015 (Last Updated March 12th, 2015 18:30)

In a pilot project being implemented by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), airports in the UAE will be able to identify people and forged documents with 'readers.'

In a pilot project being implemented by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), airports in the UAE will be able to identify people and forged documents with 'readers.'

Head of Systems Development and chairman of e-Transformation Strategy at the ministry of interior Barakat Al Kendi said that the ministry is working on a project to improve the quality of service at land entry points across the country.

"Dubai airports will receive about 80 million passengers this year and Abu Dhabi will see an increase of 20% in passenger handling and borders should be prepared to handle this increased traffic.

"We have a holistic view to have all partners to facilitate the flow of passengers across the borders," Kendi added.

The government will also work on a new project that will see adoption of latest technology and continuation of earlier projects.

These projects are aimed at changing traditional gates to e-gates. The ministry would also try to make sure that the projects are implemented in a way so that they can be used by everybody, including children and people with special needs when entering or passing through the borders.

The country has already implemented the Iris recognition technology that has helped authorities in identifying and apprehending more than 400,000 people, added Kendi.