HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested relevant authorities integrate information of essential utilities into the VNeID mobile e-identification app, allowing residents to update and certify personal information.
During a national webinar on digital transformation, the PM highlighted the importance of including information related to educational qualifications, family relationships, driving licenses, bank accounts, electricity and water, and telecommunications in the VNeID app.
Provincial cities or towns, classified as Class-3 cities, have been assigned the task of studying and testing the integration of social management apps onto the VNeID. These apps may cover areas such as criminal reporting, fire fighting and prevention, traffic safety, environmental protection, and registration of temporary residence and absence.
The integration of other utilities, including judicial records, electronic health records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, banking services, and services for vulnerable groups, is also being considered for the e-identification app.
To expedite the implementation, PM Chinh called upon the Ministry of Public Security to accelerate the granting of level-2 electronic identification accounts. The goal is to have 20 million people using VNeID with at least 10 app services by the end of the year.
The ministry has also been tasked with studying the establishment of a national data center by the end of 2024, as well as a center responsible for coordinating the national population database for handling, certifying, searching, integrating, and sharing information.
The Ministry of Public Security will apply biometric technology to chip-based ID cards for healthcare services in hospitals and boarding procedures for domestic flights. The Ministry of Finance has been assigned the responsibility of synchronizing data and enabling citizen identity cards and e-identification to serve as personal tax codes and valid forms of identification in electronic transactions.