De La Rue and its local partner Pastoriza SRL, have been selected by the Direccion General de Pasaportes following a tender process, to develop a new design for the Dominican Republic’s refreshed machine readable passport.
The new passport entails a complete redesign of the current document, placing it firmly at the forefront of passport innovation in Latin America and worldwide. With new cross page designs, which include the latest design-integrated security features, oriented to emphasize the natural beauty of the country, this passport book will help to deliver world-leading counterfeit resistance.
This machine readable passport, with enhanced security features, is intended to be the precursor for an ePassport solution that the Dominican Republic Government plans to have implemented by the end of next year.
Speaking about the award to De La Rue, Mr. Ramon M. Rodriguez Director of the DGP (General Affairs for Passports) commented ‘I am sure we have selected the best partners to design our new passport, which will position us in a more comfortable position to perform the transition to the ePassport’.
Martin Sutherland, De La Rue Chief Executive Officer said: “The award of this design contract is testament to our on-going relationship with Dominican Republic and the expertise of our in-house design team. This is also a great partnership for our growth strategy in the area of identity, and we look forward to working on more projects with Dominican Republic.”
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About De La Rue:
De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods. As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system.
De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual. De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.
De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR).
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