CABEI and Government of Honduras sign US$9.4 million financing agreement for foreign enrollment and completion of the delivery of national identification documents

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Tranche C of the Project for the Modernization of the Identification Document in Honduras (IDENTIFICATE) will strengthen the National Registry of Persons (RNP) database update.

Tegucigalpa, July 7, 2021.- On Thursday, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Government of Honduras signed a loan agreement for US$9.4 million for Tranche C of the IDENTIFICATE Project, which includes the enrollment of citizens abroad, the completion of the delivery of the new national identification document (DNI) and the provisioning of civil registries, and thus the completion of the IDENTIFÍCATE project.

This contract is part of the total financing of US$73 million for the IDENTIFÍCATE project, whose main action was the creation of the new updated database from the biometric digital enrollment process of at least 6.5 million citizens aged 16 and older, 51.2% of whom are women, and to provide a new ID card to nearly 5.5 million Hondurans.

"As CABEI, we are pleased to learn about the progress of the project in its different stages. With this new financing, the RNP will conclude the establishment of the new database through biometric enrollment with international standards, which will include enrollment abroad, thus increasing the percentage of people registered and identified at the national level.  CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, highlighted that "the process of issuing the new DNI will also be completed, which will allow citizens to carry out procedures in public and private institutions; have access to social programs and public services such as health and education, formal employment, financial inclusion and the right to vote, among others.

The contract was signed by the Secretary of State in the Office of Finance, Mr. Luis Fernando Mata Echeverri, on behalf of the Honduran Government, and Dr. Dante Mossi, on behalf of CABEI.