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HCM City (VNA) — Ho Chi Minh City starts issuing new identity cards to all local citizens from December 7.

Previously, under a pilot programme, the city had issued new ID cards to inhabitants in its five districts.

The 12-digit ID cards provide each citizen with a unique identification number, replacing the current 9-digit cards.

The Government aims to provide new cards throughout the country by 2020.-VNA