|Illustrative image. The public security ministry will build a uniform database to store, standardise, digitise and manage the basic information of all Vietnamese citizens. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NỘI (VNS) — The prime minister has approved a project to build a national population database with a total investment of VNĐ3,367 billion (US$150 million).
The project will form the basic content of the national scheme to simplify administrative procedures, citizenship documents and databases related to population management during the 2013-2020 period.
It will also serve to propagate and disseminate laws and policies concerning population management.
The public security ministry (MOPS), which will be responsible for implementing the project, will build a uniform database to store, standardise, digitise and manage the basic information of all Vietnamese citizens.
The plan includes building of technical infrastructure; leasing of transmission infrastructure; and the building and use of application software systems. The project also provides infrastructure and software application training.
The Prime Minister asked ministries, ministerial-level agencies and government agencies to coordinate with MOPS to collect and update population data, and build specialised databases to ensure connectivity with the national database.
People's committees of centrally run cities and provinces will co-operate with relevant departments, sectors and units to collect, update and extract information for the national database.
The national population database is a shared one, and the core facility must be built to share information and form a specialised database. — VNS