The third coordination meeting of e-ID System Implementation Committee was held yesterday morning in the meeting hall of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw.
The meeting was attended by Chairman of e-ID system implementation committee and Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, Vice Chairman of the work committee and Deputy Minister for Transports and Communications U Thar Oo, members of the committee and officials.
At the meeting, Chairman of the work committee and Union Minister U Thein Swe said that the ministry has made an effort to cooperate with other relevant ministries with a view to implement the e-ID Population Registry system. Moreover, the ministry has coordinated with other INGOs and the OeSD from Austria and has offered to support the implementation of the e-ID system. The ministry has therefore requested the remarks from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the Office of the Union Attorney-General and the Development Assistance Coordination Unit (DACU) regarding the project proposal.
Moreover, the suggestions for the proposal had been complied by the work committees and sub-committees, and the suggestions were divided into three categories — administrative suggestions, technical suggestions, and contractual suggestions.
As the committee members who are attending the meeting, they were all urged to make additional suggestions and discuss some of the points needed for it.
The proposal of the OeSD included only the stages of Unique ID issuance that did not include the miscellaneous expenses for card issuance, office complex, internet network and administration process.
Thus, the expenses would be utilized from the State budget and the estimated expenditure had already been calculated by the relevant sub-committees. With regard to making the reply to the OESD proposal, forwarding letter would be submitted to the committee on economic affairs.
In addition, implementation process would be conducted only after approval from from it. Meanwhile, the attendees were urged to discuss on the OeSD proposal openly.
Next, Vice Chairman of the Work Committee and Deputy Minister U Thar Oo and committee members discussed matters related to implementing the e-ID system, sector wise reviews on administration, technology and work agreement of the OeSD proposal, prospects for e-ID system in Myanmar, network connection to local and abroad meeting international standards, formation of technical advisory board, machinery for work, upgrading the system, e-ID implementation process, dissemination of the information on e-ID system to the public through media and drawing up work programmes aiming to finish to finish the project timely.
In his closing remark at the meeting, Union Minister U Thein Swe said he attached importance to the suggestions made at the meeting, and urged the officials-concerned to prepare for discussion with the experts from OeSD who are expected to arrive in the second week July.
The Union Minister also called on ministries concerned and organizations to assist in implementing the e-ID system as it was very crucial for the country.—MNA
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)