Uzbekistan : E-Passports, service contract for CIFAL Industrial Services (CIS).

CIS, the industrial services division of CIFAL, has begun work on an expected 36-month service contract on an e-Passport project through CIFAL Tashkent. The contract, recently won by Oberthur-Thales, provides for the introduction of biometric passports in Uzbekistan including delivery and deployment of equipment to capture and manage biometric data and produce new passports. The CIFAL teams will participate as subcontractors to Thales and in cooperation with AGS in the deployment and installation of equipment at various sites including 40 foreign embassies of Uzbekistan. CIS will also manage technical translation and interpreting activities, as well as provide logistical support to the Thales teams on-site.