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The Departnment of Immigartion of Fiji recently signed a contract for an Integrated Border Management System (IBMS) with Informatics Technology Company, a leading IT company in Sri Lanka to enhance collection of data at Fiji’s borders.
The contract was signed by the Minister of Defence National Security and Immigration Permanent Secretary Jale Fotofill and Informatics Holdings Limited Director Hiran Wickramasinghe last week.
Informatics International Limited is the software solutions arm of the Informatics Group which provides innovative solutions, customized software and support services. Fiji’s Immigration Department Director Nemani Vuniwaqa said that IBMS was tendered last year and successfully awarded to Informatics International.
“Informatics was awarded the tender for the IBMS which was in place from last year. This system will enhance the data collection efficiency at the borders, he said and added that the IBMS is compatible with International Civil Organization standards to enhance the level of security at our borders.
We have been working on this project for a number of years and now look forward to working with the Immigration Department of Fiji. Informatics has also implemented IBMS at the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius, Informatics Holding Limited Director Hiran Wickramasighe said.
We will be providing more software related services where some would be regarding software development, implementation, customer support, project management, testing and maintenance of data base.
Informatics have been working on this project since 2003 and we are already has a border control system running in Sri Lanka, he said.
The existing system is an old system as it has been there for many years. This may not cater to the new requirements of the immigration that are been implemented around the region and lot of improvements in security and new processes are needed.
Informatics International will officially commence this project next week and a team has been selected from Sri Lanka to work on the site with the Fiji Immigration Department.
“We are having good presence in the Pacific. We already have customers from Fiji – Sun Insurance, Telikom PNG and Micronesia. We look forward to provide more services to the Immigration Department, Wickramasinghe said.