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First digital population census starts June 15

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The next Population and Housing Census will take place in the country from June 15 to June 21 this year.

This is for the first time the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has taken an initiative to conduct "Digital Census" in the country in a bid to keep pace with the changing world, provide accurate data, and also to make contributions to the government's effort to build "Digital Bangladesh".

The BBS under the Statistics and Informatics Division will implement the sixth Population & Housing Census work, reports BSS.

In this census, using GIS (Geographic Information System) based digital map, data of all households of the country will be collected simultaneously through Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) method using digital device 'tabs', said the report citing a press release.

The release said that the census will be conducted under the name "Population & Housing Census-2022". The data from the field level for the census will be collected from June 15 to June 21 while this will also be considered as "Census Week".

The midnight of June 14 (zero hour of June 15) will be considered as "Census Reference Point or Time". The Prime Minister would address the nation at any time before the census.

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