Population data plan lacks funding

A lack of funding is a major problem in implementing the master plan on simplifying administrative procedures, citizenship papers and the population management database for 2013-2020, according to officials. The public administrative centre in the central province of Qu​ang Binh, which opened last August, is equipped with modern technological applications aiming to simplify administrative procedures for citizens.  The master plan, known as Programme 896, was approved by former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2015 as part of the development of e-government in Vietnam. The plan aims to increase the use of IT in administrative procedures, reduce paperwork and streamline processes related to population management. Under the plan, basic information on every citizen will be included in a national database on population using personal identification numbers by the end of 2020. At a meeting on January 26, the Programme Steering Committee reported that until now, 1,146 out of 1,934 administrative procedures related to population management have been simplified. Also, the Public Security Ministry granted personal identification numbers to more than eight million citizens in 16 cities and provinces. More than 900,000 newborns had their birth certificates registered and were issued citizen identification numbers since the Public Security Ministry and Justice Ministry launched the work early 2016. Ministries and agencies launched a pilot programme collecting citizens’ data in the northern cities of Hoa Binh and Phu Ly and a piloted residence management software programme in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue. Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong… [Read full story]


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