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Another amazing story here in Kuwait that confirms the government is somehow moving in the right direction as far as the technology is concerned. Yesterday, the Director General of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) announced in a press release that the the holders of the new smart Civil ID card will be able to use it to pay when they fuel their cars at gas stations. This has been in collaboration with AlـSoor Fuel Marketing Company and the service will start I think on the national day; 25th Feb.

The issuance of the new card is limited now to the citizens who have their current ID expired, but the plan is to replace everyone’s IDs before the end of this year. As a matter of fact, they don’t mind if anyone wishes to replace his or her ID before it’s expired.

I’ve already managed to change mine and the family, where we used them to travel to Dubai few weeks ago.