The Mozambican subsidiary of German group Mühlbauer will start producing biometric civil identification documents in Mozambique as of February 2019, announced the Ministry of the Interior.
Muhlbauer Mozambique Lda was awarded the international tender launched by the government for the production of biometric identification documents, completed in late November 2017, after the termination of the contract with Belgian company Semlex, which had been manufacturing ID documents for Mozambique since 2009.
In the last stage of the selection, Muhlbauer Mozambique Lda. Beat UAB Carsu Pasaulis in a process involving five competitors, Brithol Michcoma Mozambique being ranked third, while Zetes and MK Investimentos were disqualified for not meeting requirements or for having submitted their applications late.
According to Mozambican newspaper Notícias quoting an Interior Ministry source the contract between the government and the winning company would be signed in 2018, with production operations due to start in 2019.
Under the terms of reference, Muhlbauer Mozambique Lda. Will ensure the installation and supply of systems for the production of civil identification documents, travel documents, visas and crossings at more than 100 border posts in the country.
The newspaper also wrote that the equipment needed for the production of the documents is already in Mozambique and is being distributed, and staff are already undergoing training. (macauhub)