Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the Smart NID card and voter enrolment services for NRBs (non-resident Bangladeshis) at Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
It is the first ever distribution of smart NID cards to expatriates from any Mission of Bangladesh abroad.Speaking on the occasion, foreign minister said that the new service which is being provided at door-step of the expatriates will reduce hassles for them.
Foreign Minister added that the provision of Smart NID card service was a long felt expectation of Bangladesh nationals in the UAE.
Prime Minister has taken the initiative to expand the base of services to be provided to Bangladesh expatriates, he added.
Dr Momen encouraged the Bangladesh expatriates to send more remittance to Bangladesh as the government is providing lucrative incentives to the remitters.
He also highlighted the different success stories of Bangladesh and the tremendous development that has taken place in Bangladesh. The minister urged the expatriate nationals to help in presenting positive image about Bangladesh from abroad.
Director General (NID) of National Election Commission and officials of the Foreign Ministry and Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi were present in the programme, said a foreign ministry press release.