Japan hands Kyrgyzstan biometric aid package
04 August 2015 14:47 GMT

Japan has granted Kyrgyzstan a host of biometric tech to assist in a biometric registration project it has launched for citizens.

Under a $6 million aid package, Japan will donate a range of equipment to the State Registration Service and the Central Election Commission.

The kit consists of 3,000 laptops, 3,000 fingerprint scanners, a server and network equipment, as well as other IT equipment.

Last year, a law was passed in Kyrgyzstan calling for a nationwide biometric data registration program.

In June, Vice Prime Minister Tairbek Sarpashev also said a new election model using innovative technologies and biometric data will be tested in each village of Kyrgyzstan from August 1 to 30.



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