Home / SCIENCE & TECH
Vietnam launches national center for population database
Nhat Minh 00:42, 2020/08/19
The project is Vietnam’s largest on information technology, modernizing population management with the application of science and technology, based on the national population database and ID.

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on August 17 launched the National Center for Population Database which is the fundamental for e-government application and digital economy building.

 Vietnam's population database is handled mostly manually. Photo: doanhnhansaigon

With a total investment of more than VND3.3 trillion (US$150 million), the project was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in 2015. This is Vietnam’s largest project on information technology so far, modernizing population management with the application of science and technology, based on the national population database and ID, the MPS said on its website.

Components of the project are building technical infrastructure, leasing transmission infrastructure, and building application software systems. It will form the basic content of the national scheme on simplifying administrative procedures, the management of citizenship documents and population databases.

The MPS is responsible for building the database to store, standardize, digitize and manage the basic information of all Vietnamese citizens. The task has required the re-arrangement of the organizational structure of the ministry's Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order. 

To deploy the task, the department reduced its units from 11 to 6, including one special unit - the National Center for Population Database which is a merger of five units.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel To Anh Dung, deputy director of the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order, was appointed to concurrently hold the position of director of the center.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Duy Ngoc suggested that the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order should continue to coordinate with professional units to advise ministry and government leaders in reporting on the revised Residency Act to the National Assembly.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: the national center for population database information technology ID
Other news
11:37, 2020/37/01
Made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine to be tested on humans next year
It is expected that there will be at least one Vietnamese Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer conducting clinical trials for the second and third phases in 2021.
10:29, 2020/29/29
ITAP – essential in ASEAN manufacturing: SingEx
ITAP is designed to serve economies and enterprises at their full spectrum of understanding of Industry 4.0.
18:05, 2020/05/28
Vietnam vulnerable to foreign cyber-attacks
Some 2,017 cyber attacks were recorded on Vietnam's information system in the first half of 2020, down 27.1% year-on-year.
10:52, 2020/52/20
Vietnamese private enterprises’ participation in e-government should be encouraged
Vietnam strives to be among the top four countries in e-government in ASEAN and the 70 leading countries in e-government in the world by 2025.
00:13, 2020/13/15
Vietnam speeds up production of Covid-19 vaccine
The Covid-19 vaccine research and development project in Vietnam has shown positive progress with a fairly high immune response to the vaccine antigens.
09:01, 2020/01/12
Google share in Vietnam search market hits low on competition from Coc Coc
The search engine's share giant dropped by nearly 4.8 percentage points in August 2020 year-on-year.