Population consensus to be digitalised

As whole nation is going ahead to the vision of Digital Bangladesh, digitalization process continues to be flourish.  This time it is population consensus which needs to be counted in digital format. Planning Minister AK Khandker on Sunday said that digital maps for each and every moujas and areas have been prepared for the first time through aerial photography to bring accuracy in the upcoming Population and Housing Census-2011 to be held next month, reports UNB.
“Every enumerator and supervisor will be briefed about their respective areas through using these maps,” he said while speaking at the Dhaka divisional workshop on census held at the Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE) auditorium in city’s Kakrail.
The workshop was organised by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
Chaired by Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Moinuddin Abdullah, Statistics Division Secretary Riti Ibrahim, UNFPA resident representative Arthur Erken spoke on the occasion as guests of honour.
The Population and Housing Census-2011 project director Asim Kumar Dey made the keynote presentation.
Speaking on the occasion, the planning minister said that all the necessary preparations have been taken this time to successfully hold the census overcoming the shortcomings of the previous censuses.
The planning minister said that there is no alternative of correct statistics for formulating fair and right planning.
The minister also urged all irrespective of the general mass, deputy commissioners, officials and employees to make the ensuing census a success.
The next population and housing census will be held in March 15-19 this year with the focus on accuracy to enumerate the household, families and population across the country.
This will be the 5th census in the country after the last census was held in 2001. The population census is held every ten years.

Source: BSS, NT, UNB

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