SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and a German group signed a contract on Wednesday to digitalize driver license in the Kurdistan Region.
The KRG Interior Ministry and Germany’s Muhlbauer Group signed the contract during a ceremony in Erbil to digitalize vehicle and driver license and registration.
Muhlbauer Group is a German technology partner for the production and personalization of cards, passports and RFID applications worldwide.
KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, who supervised the signing ceremony, said his cabinet is committed to modernizing the Region’s civil service, public services and technological infrastructure.
“This digital system will give multiple government bodies the tools to identify individuals and vehicles regardless of location,” Barzani said on twitter. “It also ensures every driver and vehicle is registered, bringing more certainty to KRG’s registries, public finances and safety.”
“We have expanded the scope of the project in a way that reflects this cabinet’s vision and the needs of the Kurdistani people. I am especially pleased it has resulted in savings of more than $7m to the public sector,” Barzani tweeted.
He further said the KRG “intends to become a truly digital government, reducing costs while creating visibility between various ministries and thus improving decision-making and service delivery.”