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E-gates likely to open at Dhaka airport in July 7

Update : 01 Jun 2022, 11:15

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is to enhance the passenger experience with electronic security gates (e-gates) that are designed to speed-up the immigration process.

27 e-gates will inagurate for immigration from July 7 to make immigration process automatically and quickly. On June 30, 2021, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurated the e-gates at the Dhaka airport, marking the country's step into the digital era of travel.

"All work to unveil the automated immigration system at the Dhaka airport have nearly been completed," Md Abdullah Al Masud Chowdhury, additional secretary (security and immigration wing) of the home ministry's security services division.

"E-gates are being introduced in Bangladesh like developed countries across the globe. Once operational, these e-gates will reduce queues at the manual immigration counters as passengers having e-passports will be able to complete all formalities in a very short time. E-gates will eventually be introduced at all airports and land ports in Bangladesh in phases," he added.



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