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Kyrgyzstan Review, 10 years ago

[26.06.23] Citizens of Kyrgyzstan To Get Identification Numbers

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan are to be given identification numbers under a plan confirmed by the government this month. The number is intended to make it easier for official bodies to enter information about individuals in their databases. The Interior Ministry will be responsible for collecting all data into a single computerized database. The plan is scheduled to begin with a preliminary test in the Pervomai Raion of Bishkek this year. According to the report, the individual numbers are to be used in distributing state benefits, obtaining educational documents, registering ownership of real estate, and obtaining passports. Kyrgyz human rights activists will probably be displeased that the database will be controlled by the Interior Ministry.
akipress.org, June 26, 2003