Kyrgyzstan has received electronic identification equipment ahead of the elections

Aug 6, 2015

On August 3, 2015, the handover ceremony of an equipment to automate the identification of the voters in the electoral process took place in the Press Center of the Government’s Office of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The equipment was provided to Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the project “Automation of the process of voters identification during the election cycle 2015-2017” implemented by the UNDP through financial assistance of the Government of Japan.

The budget of project is 740 million Japanese Yen or 5,956,693 US dollars (at the rate of 124.23).

The grant of the Government of Japan aims at equipping the State Registry Service and the Central Election Committee for Elections and Referendums of the Kyrgyz Republic with modern electronic equipment to improve the registration process, voters’ identification and guarantee their voting rights, as well to increase the capacity of the staff of relevant governmental agencies.

The handover ceremony took place with a participation of the first Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Tayirbek Sarpashev, Chairman of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic Tuigunaly Abdraimov, Chairperson of the State Registry Service of the Kyrgyz Republic Alina Shaikova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Kyrgyzstan Takayuki Koike, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in the Kyrgyz Republic Alexander Avanesov, as well representatives from the Government’s Office of the KR, international organizations and mass media.

Representatives from the State Registry Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Embassy of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic and UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a handover document for the following set of equipments:

  • 3,000 laptops;
  • 3,000 fingerprint scanners;
  • One set of server and network equipment;
  • 3,000 thermal printers;
  • 3,000 UPS (uninterruptible power supply);
  • 2,500 wall-mounted monitors.

The aforementioned equipment for an electronic identification of the voters were purchased by the UNDP Procurement Center in Copenhagen, in line with internationally recognized procedures. The UNDP Project will also provide relevant trainings for the staff of the Central Election Committee and the State Registry Service on their proper usage.

Assets Transfer Acts are enclosed.

Contact information

Aidai Arstanbekova, UNDP Programme Associate in Kyrgyz Republic, tel: +996-312-611211, e-mail: aidai.arstanbekova@undp.org.

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