CABEI representatives, Commissioners of the National People's Registry and international cooperation officials visit the country to verify the development of the DNI delivery


Tegucigalpa, March 23rd, 2021.-   As part of the activities of the Identifícate project, the Executive President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Dante Mossi, and CABEI Executive Vice President, Jaime Díaz Palacios, accompanied by Jaume Segura, Ambassador of the European Union in Honduras, Richard Barathe, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Permanent Commission of the National People' Registry, visited the delivery center located in the City Mall to verify how the process of delivery of the National Identification Document (DNI) to citizens is being developed.

During their visit, the officials were able to verify the protocol followed by the project's technical staff, who, through the use of state-of-the-art technology, perform a biometric facial and fingerprint validation of the citizen, guaranteeing a personal, secure and non-transferable delivery of the new DNI. To date, 965,295 DNIs have already been delivered nationwide and work continues to improve the delivery capacity in all municipalities of the country.

"We are closely following the Identifícate project in Honduras. The new National Identification Document is a document that meets the highest international quality standards and incorporates multiple security components that make it one of the most secure in the world," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

For his part, the Bank's Executive Vice President, Jaime Díaz Palacios, commented "we reiterate our support for the development of this initiative and hope that the resources provided by the Bank will further strengthen the national registries and facilitate the identification and issuance of the DNI throughout the country very soon."

The delivery of the new DNI represents a second milestone in the process of strengthening and modernizing the National Identification System, which began with the massive enrollment process of more than 5 million citizens nationwide.

"Despite a very adverse context of a global pandemic and two tropical storms that hit the country, the project managed to meet its objective of updating the biometric records of more than 5 million citizens. This has allowed us to have an updated and purified registry database with high levels of reliability and a margin of error well below international standards," said Jaume Segura, Ambassador of the European Union in Honduras.

The DNI will improve security levels in the identification of Hondurans, as well as interoperability with other services, such as banking and health services, among others.

"The quality and security offered by the new National Identification Document will facilitate interoperability between State institutions, as well as the development of customer and user identification in public and private institutions. The DNI has many potentialities to be developed that will simplify numerous processes", emphasized Commissioner President Roberto Brevé.

For his part, Richard Barathe, UNDP Resident Representative said "this is a very important moment for Honduras, the National Identification Document will contribute to the country's economic and social transformation, democratizing the population's access to public services and facilitating access to private services".

The Identifícate project is led by the RNP and has the technical assistance of the UNDP and the support of the Finance Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, CABEI, as well as the support of the European Union to the RNP's Institutional Strategic Plan.