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Mauritius: 80% of the population in possession of the new biometric identity card in early July




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More than 680,000 new biometric identity cards have already been handed to their holders, before the deadline of August 31.
 
80% of the Mauritian population (700,000 inhabitants) in beginning of July must thus be in possession of their new identity card, as recently recalled by the Director of the monitoring of the project, Rama Rao.
 
On average, they are between 3,500 requests daily which are performed in different conversion centers on the island within the different regions of Mauritius, as reported in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper. 
 
The inhabitants of the island of Rodrigues, territorial dependency of Mauritius, have almost completed the conversion operations and have obtained their new biometric identity card.
 
As a reminder, the new biometric identity card is designed in polycarbonate and custom data with laser etched graphics.
 
Particular encrypted within the chip in addition to the holder's medical record, vital, ID number, last name, first name, surname at birth, sex, date of birth, photo, fingerprints of the thumb and forefinger, address and a digital certificate.
 
The new official document also incorporates in its electronic chip medical record of its owner.
 




Fabrice François


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