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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 26 chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the National Database on Population Project, a key component in the Government's Proposal 896.

The project aims to simplify administrative procedures, citizens' personal documents and the population database from 2013-2020.

Speaking at the meeting, a representative from the project steering committee said the population database was behind schedule because the budget had run out.

The project has been approved in principle by the Prime Minister, but its total budget has not yet been decided.

On August 10, another Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, ordered the Ministry of Public Security to co-ordinate closely with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Government Office to present a feasibility study on the project to the Prime Minister before August 30.

It is expected that the project feasibility will be approved by the Prime Minister in September and the project will start within a year.

Phuc said the delay in the implementation of the project would delay the implementation of Proposal 896. He asked each member of the project steering committee to work harder to ensure the database on population was completed on time.

"This data base is the foundation for the success or failure of the Proposal 896," Phuc said.

Phuc told the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice to co-ordinate closely with each other in implementing the Law on Citizen's ID and Household Registration Book during the development of the National Database on Population.-VNA