(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
Dhaka : Six electronic gates were inaugurated at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on January 8 in a move to make the immigration process for passengers faster while improving the quality of the airport's services.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the six e-gates at Sylhet Airport, said Hafiz Ahmed, Manager of the Airport.
Maher Uddin Sheikh, Deputy Director of Sylhet Divisional Passport and Visa Office, said, the suffering of expatriates will now ease through the inauguration of these e-gates, adding, immigration can now be completed at the earliest time.
The move is part of the government's efforts to support the expatriates and speed up immigration procedures while raising the standard of the airport's services.
Maher Uddin also mentioned that the immigration system has been made safer and faster through introducing this new technology at the airport.
Passengers can easily pass through the e-gates as these open automatically after submitting an e-passport and the whole process is completed within 18 seconds, said airport authorities.
Earlier on June 7, 2022, 12 e-gates were inaugurated at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
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