National database systems on population, citizen identification make debut

March 2, 2021 | 09:02 am GMT+7

The national database systems on population, and citizen identification card issuance and management made debut on Thursday under 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 system among the six national databases to help form e-Government.

Meanwhile the project on citizen identification card production, issuance and management was approved by the Government last September. The Ministry of Public expected to issue chip-based ID cards to 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./.