Senators in Liberia have stressed their commitment to the production of biometric ID cards following a high-level meeting.At a two-day event, senators urged the National Identification Registry or NIR to double its efforts if it were to meet its target of producing citizens and residents ID cards by February 2017, reports the New Dawn Liberia.The Executive Director of the National Identification Registry, J. Tiah Nagbe, noted at the event that the Act creating the Registry was signed into law in 2011 and its management team put in place in October 2015 with its first budgetary allocation of USD$500,000 for the 2015/16 fiscal.Later, the Deputy Director for Technical Services at the National Identification Registry System said the entity needed about US$5m to complete the first phase of the project.He also indicated that the project for the completion of a complete population registry has been divided into three phases, which includes the establishment of permanent infrastructure or Data center, mass enrollment and the construction of permanent enrollment across the country.In July, Liberian opposition party the Congress for Democratic Change called for the government to also implement plans for a biometric vote registry ahead of a national vote next year.