The General Department of Identification (GDI) has issued national ID cards for a cumulative total of more than 12.63 million people aged 15 and older as of January 31, according to the GDI’s parent ministry.

This was revealed by GDI director-general Prok May Oudom at a February 9 Ministry of Interior meeting to review a draft report and statistics on the provision of the cards, the ministry said in a statement later that day.

From March 2022 to January 31, 2023, a total of 626,502 expired ID cards were renewed, “among” the nearly 1.73 million that are set to expire between 2022 and July 23, 2023, the meeting heard.

May Oudom assured the meeting that the GDI would continue to promote cooperation with officials and agencies at all levels of government, the private sector and other relevant institutions to ensure the successful provision of the ID cards, as well as encourage media coverage of the matter.