DUSHANBE, February 14, 2012, Asia-Plus  -- An automated personal identification and registration system developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was presented at the Migration Service under the Government of Tajikistan on February 13.

The Migration Service press center reports the system is aimed at supporting governments efforts to meet challenges connected with addressing complex migration and border management configurations.

The system is based on information coming from the migration registration cards filled in by travelers, the source said.  “The system will allow monitoring migration flows, including flows from each of regions and forming summaries for the specified period,” he added.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Safiallo Devonayev, the head of the Migration Service, and Ms. Bakhtiya Muhammadiyeva, the director of the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan, noted that the program would help their agencies have more operational and extended information on the migration flows.

Meanwhile, the IOM reports that the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Team has developed its own Border Management Information System: the Personal Identification and Registration System.  The system has reportedly been designed to enable states with no or inadequate data capture system to equip themselves and have the operational means to take up the challenge of enhanced migration management.  The system is reportedly enables to collect, process and store travelers’ information, including bio-data, at entry and exit border points, for the purpose of identification, authentication, data collection and analysis  It contributes to better monitor border movements but also to shape reactive migration and border management policies.