Interior and ICT ministries sign MOU to promote use of citizen smart information

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BANGKOK, 15 June 2012  – The Ministry of Interior has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, under which both will improve the efficiency of the public sector’s service by making an optimum use of civil registration information provided through Citizen Smart Info cards. 

The signing of the MOU on Citizen Smart Info card utilization was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit and ICT Minister Anudit Nakornthap. The project follows an initiative by a previous government led by Pol Lt-Col Thaksin Shinawatra to turn citizen ID cards into smart cards as a way to enhance government services to people.

So far, 103 government units have connected their data base with the computerized central civil registration system of the Ministry of Interior, in an effort to upgrade their services to smart ID card holders.

Nakhon Nayok has been designated as the first pilot ‘Smart Province’, where people can have easier and faster access to services provided by government officials.