|A chip-based ID card processing station in Gia Lai. (Photo: Ngoc Anh/VOV5)
Gia Lai province began issuing chip-based ID cards at the beginning of the year. Residents are required to bring their family registration book, identity card, and birth certificate (if they have one) to an issuance station.
Priority is given to those who have never been issued an identity card or whose ID card is torn, lost, or expired.
ID card issuance units have been set up in districts, towns, and cities, according to Colonel Nguyen Ngoc Son, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Public Security.
“We are working around the clock. Most units finish work at 1 or 2 am. Police officers and machines are sent to process people living in remote ethnic minority areas. For old or disabled people, we come to their homes. Gia Lai’s issuance rate exceeds the set target by 130 to 160% per day,” said Son.
|(Photo: Ngoc Anh/VOV5)
In addition to fixed stations, mobile teams have been deployed in hamlets to speed up the process.
Ksor Wung of Dup hamlet in Dak Doa district said, “We are informed in advance of the time and place before coming to a chip-based ID card issuance station. The police work around the clock.”
In Dak Doa district as many as 1,400 people have been processed in a single day.
Dinh Ong, President of the district’s Fatherland Front, said, “We have made careful preparations and increased communications to the public. More than 80% of the locals have received new ID cards."
Y Hieu, Vice Chairman of Ha Bau commune’s People's Committee, said, “At first, we had a lot of problems issuing chip-based ID cards to local residents. Thanks to coordination between social organizations and the police, people have responded positively."
"A station was set up in the commune for people to register birth certificates, check the information on identity papers, take fingerprints, and get instructions on filling out information forms. The elderly have first priority. We complete the procedures for 700 to 800 people a day.”
Gia Lai plans to speed up the process by sending more mobile units to remote areas. Gia Lai has more than 1 million people eligible for a new ID card, but hopes to process them all by the end of June.