On 1 February, KARM CD Nariman Mannapbekov handed over eight mobile passport readers to the Kazakhstan National Security Committee’s Border Guard Service, represented by Colonel Gani Agadilov. The passport readers will significantly reduce the border crossing procedures and help expedite clearance of passengers travelling between Almaty and Bishkek while they remain seated in the vehicle. This will contribute to cultural, socioeconomic and tourism development between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic. The activity was financed under the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor Support RETA.