Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the launch of the national database on population (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi 25 (VNA)
- The national database on population, and a citizen ID card issuance and management system made debut on February 25 in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
These two systems, developed and implemented by the Ministry
of Public Security, reflect the Government’s determination to shift from
paper-based to electronic document management.
The national database on population is the most important
among the six national databases to help form an e-Government, a digital society and digital economy.
Meanwhile, the project on citizen ID card
production, issuance and management was approved by the Government last
September. The Ministry of Public Security expects to issue chip-based ID cards for 50 million citizens by July 1 this year.
Under the Law on Citizen Identification in 2014, people from
14 years of age can obtain an ID card, which is then renewed when they turn 25,
40, and 60 years of age.
More than 29,000 citizens have obtained new ID cards to
date, including 1,369 delegates to the 13th National Party Congress.
Prime Minister visits the Ministry of Public Security's digital map unit (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed efforts
made by the Ministry of Public Security to carry out the two systems
simultaneously, helping save over 1 trillion VND (43.38 million USD) for the
State, while still ensuring the efficiency and progress as targeted.
He also appreciated the active participation of ministries,
sectors and localities, contractors and IT companies to complete the databases.
The Government leader stressed that amid the strong development of the fourth
Industrial Revolution, the reform of national governance in the direction of digital transformation and science and technology application is an inevitable
trend, which will create a momentum for all socio-economic activities towards the prosperous
development of Vietnam.
The strong development of the digital era will help Vietnam
integrate more deeply into the world economy, boost the shifting of the growth
model, economic restructuring, and improve social productivity and
The Government leader asked the Ministry of Public Security
to continue completing the two systems so as to ensure accurate, transparent
and uniform data and ensure database safety and security.
The ministry was also requested to coordinate closely with
relevant ministries and sectors to speed up the connectivity among ministries,
sectors and localities to contribute to the building the e-Government and digital
Government towards the building of a digital economy and digital society./.