Thu 11 Oct 2012
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Myanmar Vice President Sa Mauk Kham has called on other ministries, related organizations and civil societies to cooperate with the Ministry of Immigration and Population in accomplishing nationwide census compilation project in 2014, official media reported Thursday.
Sai, patron of the Central Census Commission, said the census would be taken in four steps — preparation, data compilation, preparing statistics, and assessment and review.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has pledged to provide technical assistance to Myanmar and help mobilize financial support for the country’s 2014 population census.
Under an agreement signed in Nay Pyi Taw in April, Myanmar’s 2014 population and housing census will be conducted in accordance with international standard.
Sa also said the government “will cooperate closely with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to oversee the quality of the census so that the result will be accurate and up to international standard.”
Myanmar and UNFPA held a forum in May on plans for Myanmar’s 2014 Population and Housing Census. Lawmakers and members of the National Commission on Population and Development attended the meeting.
Myanmar side stressed that a successful census will require ” broad and effective partnership” involving various government institutes, parliamentarians, civil society, the private sector and international organizations, calling for the role of the Commission to help facilitate that partnership.
Myanmar’s newly established Parliamentary Committee on Population and Social Development also said “Data obtained from the census will be linked to the national planning.” , calling on all stakeholders to cooperate in undertaking the 2014 census.
Myanmar last conducted population census in 1983.