Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (centre) and officials mark the launch of the systems on June 22 (Photo: VNA)
– The national
population data centre and the system for making, granting, and managing
citizen identity cards made debut on June 22, and they will officially come
into operation on July 1.
A conference was held in
Hanoi on June 22 to review the projects on the national population database and
on the making, granting, and management of citizen ID cards.
Lt. Gen. Nguyen Duy Ngoc,
Deputy Minister of Public Security, noted that the ministry was assigned to
coordinate the implementation of these two projects, which have achieved four
major results: basically completing the national population data centre, completing
the granting of personal identification numbers for citizens nationwide,
completing the design and production of chip-based ID cards, and successfully
connecting the national population database with ministries, sectors, and
localities on a trial basis.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (front, centre) and officials visit the display of equipment serving the national population database project on June 22 (Photo: VNA)
Addressing the meeting, Prime
Minister Pham Minh Chinh considered the official operation of the national
population database and the citizen ID database a stride in the national
governance reform to meet the regional and international integration demand.
It is an important event helping
affirm the efforts to promote digital transformation in the country, he said.
The two projects’ outcomes
will create optimal conditions for the provision of online public services and the
reform of citizen management activities, thus helping with the crime fight and ensuring social order and safety, the Government leader added./.