|Police prepare for issuing ID cards to citizens in HCM City. — Photo news.zing.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has ordered the Ministry of Public Security to quickly address its tardiness in issuing and renewing identification cards for citizens.
The move came after mass media recently reported that the ministry failed to issue ID cards for citizens as scheduled, causing problems for people because the ID cards were required for many activities in their daily lives.
For example, online newspaper Zing reported that the ministry’s Police Department on Register, Residence management and National population data handed over thousands of ID cards to HCM City’s Police Department on Thursday after three months. The reason for the delay was the lack of material to make the cards.
Bình also required the ministry to deal with citizens’ complaints that they were forced to visit the police department several times to collect the cards and this made them uncomfortable.
The ministry was instructed to send its report before October 31. — VNS