CABEI supports modernization of the National Identification System to benefit 5.2 million Hondurans


The updating of the National Registry of Persons database was financed by the Bank for US$73 million.

Tegucigalpa, August 12, 2021.- On Thursday, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) announced the results of the implementation of the IDENTIFÍCATE project, which creates a new database for the National Registry of Persons and provides a new National Identification Document (DNI) for Hondurans. The implementation of the project was made possible with financing from the Bank in the amount of US$73 million.

The project has achieved significant goals in record time, with the biometric enrollment of 5.2 million Hondurans who are already part of the new citizen database and delivered to date more than 3.2 million ID cards with international standards and high levels of reliability.

"We celebrate this great step towards Honduras' digital transformation and the country's economic, social and democratic development; the creation of a new, updated and purified database strengthens its governance by enabling statistics for the development of actions to benefit the population," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The advances were announced during an event this morning, where CABEI Executive Vice President Jaime Roberto Díaz highlighted the relevance of the new modern, secure and inclusive technological system, which allows for interoperability between public and private institutions, enabling the development of electronic procedures and transactions, improving efficiency in the provision of public programs and services for all citizens.

This initiative is in line with CABEI's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, specifically in the Human Development and Social Inclusion Axis, which generates social capacities to improve the well-being and quality of life in the Central American region.