KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Director of Production and Distribution Department at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Jassem Al-Mudhni revealed that 30,000 civil ID cards were distributed in the new PACI branch in Ahmadi Governorate, which is located in South Sabahiya, out of the 50,000 civil ID cards in storage for ten days since the new branch launched partial operations to hand out the civil ID cards of only Kuwaiti citizens and their domestic workers, reports Al-Rai daily.
According to sources, the average rate of delivery per day is 12,000 civil ID cards in all the three branches where there are a total of 210,000 cards ready for delivery.
During a field tour, Al-Mudhni affirmed that directives were issued by the Director General of PACI Musaed Al-Asousi to facilitate the completion of transactions and distribution of civil ID cards, following the disruption of operations in the government agencies due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
He explained that, “The situation led to an increase in the number of civil ID cards that need to be dispensed to citizens and their domestic workers, as well as expatriates.
Within ten working days after PACI partially opened its new branch to serve the residents of Ahmadi and Mubarak Al Kabeer governorates, 30,000 civil ID cards were distributed out of the 50,000 cards in storage. These include 16,000 civil ID cards of Kuwaiti citizens and 14,000 civil ID cards of domestic workers.
Expatriates residing in Ahmadi and Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorates will continue to receive their cards from the main branch until the Ahmadi headquarters officially opens early next year”.