Kyrgyzstan to Hold Election Using Korea-Produced e-ID Card

By | September 18, 2017

Kyrgyzstan to Hold Election Using Korea-Produced e-ID Card

Kyrgyzstan will hold its presidential election next month using South Korean produced e-National ID cards for its citizens.
 
This is according to the Korea International Cooperation Agency or KOICA, which is the eoul government’s development assistance agency.
 
The KOICA said Monday that the government of Kyrgyzstan decided to use the South Korean manufactured electronic ID cards for swift and accurate identification of voters during the October 15th election.
 
In cooperation with the Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corporation, the KOICA has carried out the e-ID card project for Kyrgyzstan since September last year. 
 
The project costing over seven million dollars included the distribution of one-point-nine million e-cards and the development of related systems.
 
The Central Asian nation is set to use the electronic identification not only for administrative services but also for bank transactions and tax payments.

Source: KBS World Radio