Bangladesh missions abroad have finally started issuing machine-readable passport (MRP), nearly 10 months after the modern passport was launched in the country.
Missions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi received applications for the MRP on Sunday and Monday respectively, said sources in the foreign ministry.
Embassies in other middle-eastern countries have also completed all the formalities to follow suit as most of the countries have already made it mandatory.
The move has been stepped up to facilitate Bangladeshi workers there, noted the sources adding, all the missions abroad will issue MRP within the next few months.
Technical teams visited different countries to make the foreign missions capable of delivering MRP.
The government started issuing MRP in the country on April 1, 2010 to meet an international aviation deadline.