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Kabul residents to have computerised ID cards in 8 months

Kabul residents to have computerised ID cards in 8 months

Apr 27, 2011 - 19:53

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The distribution of computerised national identity cards (CNIC) would start in eight months in the capital Kabul, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday.

Initial stages of the CNIC project, being jointly implemented by the information technology and interior ministries, have been completed.

Acting Minister of Information Technology Amirzai Sangin said told Pajhwok Afghan News: "We have enough funds for executing the project.

A contract for the project was signed between the Ministry of Information Technology and an IT company called GRT on Dec. 12, 2010. In the first phase, computerised cards will be launched in Kabul.

In the second phase, which will begin in a year, 15 provinces will be covered. Covering the rest of the 18 provinces, the third phase would take 16 months to complete, Sangin said.

In four years, computerized IDs would be distributed throughout the country, he promised, saying the government would be able to better enforce security and have precise information about all citizens.



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