- Veröffentlicht: 16. Mai 2019
The Labour, Immigration and Population department has already digitised information of some 1.3 million citizens as part of the government’s modernisation process, Labour Minister U Thein Swe said.
U Thein Swe said the government will soon use digitised data in replacing the paper-based national registration cards (NRCs) with smart cards.
We received biographic and biometric data of 1.3million people as of today,” he told parliament on Wednesday.
The data was gathered from the Myanmar passport offices, the offices issuing overseas labour certificates and Certificate of Identification issued to migrant workers in Thailand.
U Thein Swe said the digitisation of data is part of the Digital Government programme and the issuance of digital NRCs.
Once all the data collected has been saved in a database the government will be issuing digital NRcs.
“A plan has been already made to carry out the national registration and issue smart cards following the digitisation of the documents,” he said.
Over the past several years the government has been trying to establish an e-government system but has been slowed down by the lack of funds and skilled manpower.
U Thein Swe said his office will soon make a proposal to the parliament about the issuance of digital NRCs. At present, the personal information of citizens is kept in physical file folders that are very vulnerable to loss and damage, making the digitised system is one of the priorities of the government.
The minister said he will propose a budget to the parliament specific to the digitisation programme.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Htoo Thant
Quelle/Source: Myanmar Times, 09.05.2019