General To Lam, Member of the Politburo, Minister of Public Security, and Chairman of the Steering Committee for Implementation of the National Population Database Project on February 4chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the project.
The meeting saw the presence of Major General Nguyen Duy Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Public Security, Standing Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee and other members.
A report on project implementation results read that the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has directed relevant public security agencies and units to collect and digitalized nearly 80 million declarations of residency status from 59 over 63 provinces and cities across the country.
Overview of the meeting.
The ministry also implemented other important tasks, including developing software systems and procedures to connect the citizenship ID system with the national population database, as well as posting professional police officers to communes to implement tasks related to the project at the grassroots level.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister To Lam asked the Steering Committee to discuss issues regarding approaches to strengthen the management and ensure safety and confidentiality of the citizens’ information as well as procedures for sharing of the database among Central agencies, ministries and localities. The Steering Committee should also craft a vision for future development of the database system, and actively apply new technology and artificial intelligence in managing the data.
The Minister also urged public security agencies and units at all levels to train high-quality human resources to effectively carry out the project.
Minister To Lam requested the Steering Committee’s members to further discuss some other related issues before the next meeting, thus accelerating the project. According to him, the Ministry of Public Security will likely report the outcomes of the project to the Government by the end of 2020.By An Nhien