Contracted companies: Unknown (as for June 2009)
Additional notes: Although the government plans to put new passports into circulation in 2009, as for June 2009, there are no new information about the progress of the initiative. The last announcement comes from August 2008 and says about plans to launch contracts on components needed to produce new documents and on a hardware and software to introduce biometric passports. The Ministry of Interior and the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco, which manage the initiative, never informed about the result of these contracts.
Image: Dar Essikah, a branch of the Bank Al-Maghrib, will produce new biometric passports. It also prints the national currency. http://www.aujourdhui.ma/societe-details63372.html
Contracted Companies: Thales (France), Omidata (Morocco), IB Maroc (Morocco)
Additional notes: First biometric national ID cards in North Africa, first ID cards worldwide that used contactless smartcards.
Image: Representatives of Thales and the General Direction of National Security (DGSN also known as Direction
Générale de la Sûreté Nationale) http://www.maroc-hebdo.press.ma/MHinternet/Archives_669/PDF_669/Page10et11.pdf
Contracted Companies: Sagem Sécurité (France), TELEPAC (Morocco)
Additional notes: These access control systems use MorphoSecure monitoring system and fingerprint MorphoAccess sensors.
Sagem Sécurité installed its access control systems at airports in Casablanca,
Marrakech, Agadir, Rabat, Fès and Tanger.