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Singapore-Mauritius partnership takes off

SCE helps by pooling public and private sector expertise to offer solutions

[SINGAPORE] Mauritius now boasts one of the world's most cutting-edge national identification cards, which Singapore helped to create.

In fact, the African island nation's identity card is a lot more advanced than Singapore's. More than just a piece of plastic, Mauritius's new ID card contains an electronic chip that stores each citizen's fingerprint and biometric data.

This is one of many projects in which both countries are partnering at the government level, fronted here by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE).

Established in 2006, SCE shares Singapore's public sector expertise with interested foreign parties, with the aim of generating economic spin-offs for the private sector here.

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