e-ID System Working Committee discusses finishing touches to contract with Austrian company

The e-ID System Working Committee holds the fourth coordination meeting yesterday. Photo: MNA
The e-ID System Working Committee holds the fourth coordination meeting yesterday. Photo: MNA

The e-ID System Working Committee held their fourth coordination meeting at the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population yesterday.
Working Committee Chairman and Union Minister of the concerned ministry, U Thein Swe, Vice Chairman and Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Thar Oo, and all committee members were present at the meeting.
Opening the meeting with an address, the Union Minister said the electronic citizen registration system is an essential component to implementing an e-Government. He said this project will be done with collaboration from the Austrian Government and implemented with an MoU by the Austria-based OeSD company.
OeSD’s project proposal for constructing an e-ID system was carefully analysed by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and other relevant ministries, the e-ID System Working Committee and other subcommittees, Union Attorney-General Office, Development Assistance Coordination Unit (DACU), Subcommittee for Infrastructure, System and Design and Subcommittee for Cyber Security (both under the e-Government Implementation Working Committee), and Myanmar Computer Federation, said the Union Minister.
He said the suggestions gathered from their analyses were discussed in various coordination meetings and drafted into a contract with OeSD after several meetings. He said the contract was continually discussed with OeSD and their company representatives visited Myanmar for in-depth meetings with relevant parties.
The Union Minister said there were some clauses in the contract both sides agreed on and some that could not be amended due to Austrian policies. He said the main topic left for discussion is the matter of payment transactions. He said OeSD has sent their proposal and DACU has sent their suggestions while the Ministry of Planning and Finance is coordinating on them both.
The Union Minister said the final draft of the contract has been sent to the Union Attorney-General’s Office for further analysis. He said after the final draft is complete, it will be submitted to the Economic Committee, Union Government and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to be approved. He implored attendees at the meeting to provide all their honest input and suggestions on the draft contract.
Next, Vice Chairman U Thar Oo and committee members deputy ministers U Aung Hla Tun and U Thet Aung explained the suggestions provided for the draft contract, the urgency to detail on the national project, DACU’s comments on the Austrian Government’s loan, and the need for input from multiple different perspectives to make the contract comprehensive.
The meeting then commenced with everyone providing their suggestions and comments on the draft contract. The Union Minister then concluded the meeting by saying all the results of the meeting will be forwarded to OeSD and urged continued cooperation from the attendees. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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