NPC Approves Purchase of Biometric Devices Worth € 14m

The National Procurement Commission has approved the purchase of 17,865 biometric verification devices for the upcoming presidential election, which are expected to cost more than 14 million euros, said presidential palace.

The Presidential palace said in a statement on Wednesday that, the meeting chaired by president Ghani was held on Tuesday evening in ARG concerning the preparation and provision of biometric devices for Independent Election Commission.

At the meeting, the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) request regarding providing 17,865 biometric devices and software needed by IEC were reviewed and the purchase of biometric devices with its accessories (printers, power bank, printing paper) based on the request of the IEC was approved by National Procurement Commission with cost of more than 14 million euro.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) needs nearly 39,000 biometric devices for holding presidential elections, including more than 20,000 biometric devices which were purchased for parliamentary election earlier this year, and more than 17,000 other biometric devices will be purchased.

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