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Singapore brand to replicate “Pink Identity Card” in Mauritius

Caroline Ng | Aug. 30, 2013
Riding on Singapore’s top reputation in e-government, CrimsonLogic sets to double its global footprint in five years. Coming up closely is a national ID scheme in Mauritius.

While Singapore may be highly acclaimed in the e-government sphere - having recently topped the international e-government ranking - a home-based brand has been silently using its technology to digitally improve life overseas.

In the latest move, e-government solutions provider, CrimsonLogic has partnered with the Government of Mauritius to roll out a national ID scheme, similar to Singapore's 'pink identity card,' for the country.

"The new national ID card offers citizens a more efficient and secure system of identification and authentication which will help to prevent lost or stolen cards from being altered or used by other people," states the Prime Minister's Office in Mauritius.

The National Identity Scheme is a partnership between the Mauritius Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), an entity of the Government of Singapore involving CrimsonLogic as an IT partner of choice.

With the national identification, the Mauritian government will also be able to deploy a computerized central population database system, paving way for a modernised digital government.

Citizens are set to benefit most as their ID cards can be conveniently used for other potential services such as healthcare, welfare, transport and library, eliminating inconsistency and fraud from identity duplications that currently exist in various government agencies.

Earlier this month, a nationwide campaign has been launched in Mauritius to drive awareness among citizens, of 18 years and above, to register their new, electronic national ID cards by September 2014.

"Actually what the Singapore government spends on our IT would benefit and impact life around the world but the public at large may not know," said Eugene Wong, chairman of CrimsonLogic.

Beyond enhancing the quality of life in the African continent, CrimsonLogic has also recently spread its wings to the Gulf region to improve its competitive edge.

Earlier in May, the solutions provider has inked a milestone project with Oman to launch the Sultanate's first trading management system for the police and customs to have a one-stop platform for trade communities to efficiently clear customs.

The successful bid of this Oman project was led by Singapore government agencies, including International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and IDA International.

While emerging economies in South East Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa remain the key focus regions, the Singapore-based IT partner believes it can "double the 16 countries to 32 countries from around the world in the next five years."

"As for e-citizens, we also see potential of exporting what we have done in Singapore to the rest of the region," said Wong.

With CrimsonLogic's solutions underpinned by rigorous testing by the Singapore government, foreign governments have developed longstanding confidence in the proposed products, leading to its success in riding the Singapore brand to the world. Specifically, their forte lies in exporting IT solutions in the areas of trade, legal and e-citizen services.



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