The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) board chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III approved on Wednesday, July 15, the Civil Registry System (CRS) information technology project of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
?The approval of the Civil Registry System Information Technology Project will extend and enhance the Philippine Statistics Authority?s civil registry document services, which is a highly critical need for Filipino citizens,? said Neda chief and economic planning secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan.
The project involves the computerization of the civil registry operations of the PSA and is designed to collect, store, maintain, and manage civil registry documents and the specimen signatures of all city and municipal registrars using imaging technology.
It will also include production of vital statistics and will make the civil registry services available nationwide through the CRS outlets and other authorized partners.
Moreover, the project has an estimated total project cost of P1.59 billion, that will be implemented through public-private partnership. It has a concession period of 12 years including two years of development.