The Vietnamese government has launched national population database and citizen ID card issuance and management systems.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Service will be the lead agency in developing two information systems which will store information and act as data hubs for Vietnamese citizens.
The new data systems are key components that the Vietnamese government wants to introduce in the drive to make Vietnam to a leading digital country.
The government also aims to overhaul existing management protocols that will enable to make a larger number of government transactions online, by using digital document and filing systems, along with personal ID number.
The new data management system are expected to streamline many local, regional and national government administration processes and the government acknowledges that one of its “goals” is to enhance the “quality” of citizen and business experiences when they interact with government agencies.
The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) took five months from to develop the infrastructure and application software for the database. In support of the data systems, VNPT has also trained 23,000 police officers who will initially work with the systems.
A government spokesperson said the new IT database systems have been built using the latest information system and security technologies, and provide a higher standard for information security.