A new biometrics system to be used at all immigration checkpoints is nearing completion and expected to go live by the end of next month.
The facial and fingerprinting system “will be used to verify the identity of individuals entering or departing the country via land, sea and air,” the government’s publicity office announced today.
It said work to replace existing systems with the new devices was 70 percent complete.
Over 2 billion baht (US$63.1 million) was budgeted for the approximately 2,000 devices being installed at 170 locations nationwide.
In March 2018, CP All announced it was rolling out facial-recognition tech at all of its 10,000-plus 7-Eleven franchises throughout the kingdom.