The systems will be operated by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Laos through a signing ceremony between the two sides, taking place in the capital Vientiane on March 10.

This initiative will help the two ministries to share information on the use of the eCRVS and DHIS2 systems, in order to improve the quality of civil status registration and key statistics.

Laos’s Minister of Home Affairs Thongchanh Manyxay at the ceremony said the eCRVS system will be deployed in four phases, with the first phase in Vientiane capital, Luang Prabang provinces and Champasak, the second phase expected in Phongsaly provinces, Huaphan, Oudomxay and Xieng Khuang and phase three will add Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet and Bokeo provinces to the system. The final phase covers the provinces of Vientiane, Xaysomboun, Luang Namtha, Xayaboury, Attapeu, Saravan and Xekong.

The two ministries will coordinate the use of this system with the Lao Statistical Office under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Public Security.

According to the plan set out by the Government of Laos, Lao people will be able to widely use the population registration and statistics service effectively by 2030. The Lao government has built an electronic residential data management system to systematically monitor and manage residential data, from which there are appropriate policies to achieve the set goals. In the coming time, Laos will continue to expand the system to be able to manage civil status nationwide.

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