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Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 20:03
A pilot project to prepare for the first national census in 30 years will be launched in 20 townships at the end of March, but staff members of the Ministry of Immigration and Population are already gathering information to prepare for this, Minister Khin Yi said.
Officials are gathering information from administrative offices of villages and cities to prepare for the pilot project, which will continue until six months before the census begins next year, Khin Yi said.
“The pilot project will start from March 30 to April 10 in 20 townships of states and regions,” he said.
After independence from the British in 1948, Myanmar conducted its first census in 1973 and the second in 1983.
The 20 townships the pilot project will cover are: Chan Aye Thar Zan, Dawei, Hakha, Kyaikto, Lanmadaw, Loikaw, Magway, Mawlamyine, Mogok, Muse, Myaungmya, Myawady, Myitkyina, Ngapudaw, Nyaung Shwe, Shwegyin, Shwepyitha, Sittwe, Tachileik and Tamu.