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Afghans to have their new computerized ID cards in 4 days

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Afghans to have their new computerized ID cards in 4 days

id cardThe Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology will begin the distribution process of electronic ID cards on March 23rd.

An estimated 30mn Afghans will receive the new ID cards in the initial stages.

The national identity project contract was awarded to Grand Technology Resources (GTR), a local ICT company which has renowned foreign companies such as Hyundai It-South Korea, IRIS-Malaysia and entrust-North America as its partners.

The new National ID system will enable the government to establish a very accurate, up to date and effective database of the census of the country’s population, their movement, and addresses, age categories and many more.  This in turn will enable the government to prepare very effective and efficient development plans as well as public services projects and simplify business and public processes and procedures, and by doing so remove the very complicated government procedures and tackle the issue of corruption.

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