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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

It is one of six services newly integrated into the portal starting from July 1, raising the total number of public services covered by the portal to 725 since it was launched in late 2019.

Other new services include renewing household-based insurance cards, changing driving licences, paying voluntary social insurance premiums and certifying digital copies from main documents.

All of these services are concerned with electronic payments, which the government has been promoting, especially as direct contact with cash has been more and more discouraged due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The integration of such services mean people can now sit at home and pay for fines or insurance premiums without having to visit the relevant agencies.

It is estimated that the incorporation of these new services on the portal will save about VND1,686 billion (US$72.8 million) in social costs each year.

Since launching on December 9 last year, the portal has now been linked with 18 ministries and agencies, 63 provincial governments, 12 companies, banks and payment processors.

As of June 28, over 178,000 accounts have been registered on the portal with 151,000 dossiers processed, including 889 filing for supports due to the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

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