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Vietnam Connects Land Database with National Population Database

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) held a ceremony to connect the land database with the National Population Database and sign the regulation on work coordination with the Ministry of Public Security.

The MoNRE Minister, Tran Hong Ha, explained that the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 06, approving a scheme to develop applications for a population database, e-identification, and e-authentication. This would support national digital transformation in the 2022-2025 period with a vision for 2030 (Project 06).

Under the scheme, apart from the database and applications, citizen ID cards with electronic chips will serve administrative procedures and online public services supply, socio-economic expansion, and digital citizens development.

After Project 06 was approved, MoNRE set up a working group and issued a plan to implement the project, the Director of the Department of Information Technology and Data on Natural Resources and Environment, Le Phu Ha, stated. As a result, 56 out of 63 provinces and cities were connected to the databases of 316 out of 705 district-level units, and 4,076 out of 10,599 commune-level units with more than 24 million land plots.

Connecting the land database with the national population database has achieved modest initial results, as per reports. It is expected to be the foundation of a fundamental shift in the way people and organisations operate in the digital environment.

The move will better serve the country and concretise the national digital transformation, towards building a digital government, economy, and society. The use of information technology in state governance will bring about profound changes in every public administration service and procedure and transform the thinking of people in leadership roles.

Last month, the Prime Minister announced a shared national database will be completed by 2023. The Minister outlined several challenges in the way of the target for this year, including an incomplete digital infrastructure and a significant gap between urban and rural areas. He noted that Vietnam still has 266 villages that have yet to access power and Internet services. He asked relevant agencies to work together to ensure that these services are provided to all areas of the country within 2023, targeting equal development opportunities for all.

The Minister requested ministries, sectors, and localities to further improve their awareness of the significance of digital transformation in the national socio-economic development strategy in the 2021-2030 period. As well as continuing to complete institutions and mechanisms to create a favourable legal corridor for national digital transformation.

As OpenGov Asia reported, he urged acceleration of the updating, connecting, and sharing of digital platforms and databases, including connecting national and specialised databases with the government’s information and governance centre. Furthermore, he asked officials to complete the public service portal. Efforts should be focused on completing the online provision of 53 essential public services, and greater attention paid to personnel training for the work.

The government aims to give all households in the country digital addresses by 2025. By the targeted year, the government plans to have all farmer households operate on e-commerce platforms developed by postal companies. Completing the digital address platform, in line with the national digital map, is important for the development of e-commerce and the digital economy.

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