Pilot project for National ID data collection underway in Sittway

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Immigration officials participate in course in collecting statistics for a National Electronic ID (NeID) in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

A training course in collecting statistics for a National Electronic ID (NeID) in Rakhine State was opened at the Rakhine State Immigration and Population Department in Sittway on Sunday, with an opening address by Director-General of the Immigration and Population Department U Aye Lwin.
A total of 44 staff from Rakhine State, Sittway District and Sittway, Buthidaung and Maungtaw township Immigration and Population Departments were in attendance to learn how to collect statistics for the NeID.
Township officers and staff from Sittway Township Immigration and Population Department entered the personal data of individual residents and took photos of members of families for registration of household members using internet technology.
Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Htein Lin, Development Affairs Minister U Min Aung, Commander of Regional Military Command (Sittway) Brig-Gen Hla Myint Soe and the director-general of the IPD inspected the process and greeted local residents.
Pilot projects are also being implemented in Pubbathiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, Chanayetharzan Township in Mandalay Region and Insein Township in Yangon Region. Data for a total of 162 people was collected during the pilot project in Sittway, and plans are underway to collect such statistics in Buthidaaung and Maungtaw.—Myanmar News Agency

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