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Kyrgyzstan to replace ID cards with biometric passports

 

This week, the Kyrgyzstan State Registration Service (SRS) Chairman Tayirbek Sarpashev told a parliamentary committee that the SRS has plans to replace citizen ID cards with biometric passports by year-end, according to a report by the 24 News Agency.

According to Sarpashev, an agreement has been reached that will see Japan donating a significant number of machines to read biometric passports to Kyrgyzstan by March 2017.

Back in 2015, Japan committed to donating about $6 million worth of biometric technology equipment to aid in a biometric registration project for Kyrgyzstan citizens.

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