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11:55 / 24.05.2019 268

ID-card producing plant to be built in Tashkent

Photo: Martin Ahven/Õhtuleht

An agreement was reached between the National Interbank Processing Center and Veridos on the implementation of a project to organize production of microprocessor, contactless and other plastic cards in Uzbekistan, the government decree says.

The project envisages the creation of a joint venture with an initial authorized capital of 2 million euros, as well as the construction of a microprocessor, contactless and other plastic cards producing plant in Tashkent in 2019-2020 with a production capacity of 75 million units per year.

According to the document, the company will issue annually 8 million ID-cards (citizen/non-resident/stateless/birth certificate), 3 million driver's licenses, 6 million data pages for foreign passports, 25 million SIM cards, 10 million bank cards and etc.

By September 1, 2019, a roadmap will be submitted to the government to expedite the transition to the provision of state and public services using microprocessor, contactless and other plastic cards.

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