Feb 25, 2021 / 21:03

National database systems on population and citizen identification management launched

Once becoming operational, these systems will help cut paper costs, reduce verification for authorities and travel time for citizens as well as saving public fund.

The Ministry of Public Security has officially put into operation the national database system on population and citizen identification management on February 25 with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The event was held in the form of online conference between the Ministry of Public Security and the public security agencies of 63 provinces and cities throughout the country.

Prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave speech at the launching ceremony of National database system on population and citizen identification issuance and management systems. Photo: VGP.

At the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Phuc took part in the experience features and effects of the national database system on population and electronic chip-mounted citizen identification cards.

The "National Population Database" and "Citizen Identity Card Production, Issuance and Management" are two important projects implemented by the Ministry of Public Security.

Once becoming operational, these systems will help cut paper costs, reduce verification for authorities and travel time for citizens as well as saving public fund.

According to preliminary calculation, the national database system on population will help decrese the cost for preparing the application and declaration by VND4,864 billion (US$212,000).

Participants to the opening ceremony. Photo: VGP. 

The Ministry of Public Security has reviewed, built, and amended relevant legal documents to be consistent with the creation of a national database on population. The ministry has also basically completed the collection of population information nationwide in accordance with the Law on Citizenship.

The national population database system is designed to connect and to allow other information systems to use the shared data through the National Data Sharing Integrated Platform and the National Public Service Portal.

As a result, it will increase the ability to use and update information about the population as well as reducing budget spending in building IT infrastructure of specialized databases.

By the end of January 2021, the Ministry of Public Security had collected more than 86 million survey cards and imported information of more than 81 million cards into the national database on population.