Bangladesh population

BBS and Robi team up for a digital population census

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has chosen Robi as the digital connectivity provider to conduct the country’s first-ever digital population census.

The BBS will conduct the sixth population and housing census digitally from June 15 to June 21, 2022, a press release said.

To this end, Md Dilder Hossain, Project Manager for the 2022 National Population and Housing Census, and Adil Hossain Noble, Commercial Manager of Robi, signed an agreement on behalf of their respective organizations on Sunday.

As part of the deal signed at BBS Auditorium, Parishankhyan Bhaban, Robi will provide approximately 4 lakhs worth of connections, data, SMS packages and other digital solutions to BBS to support the first-ever digital census.

Robi will also support BBS zonal operations as well as readiness training. Apart from data connectivity, SMS, location tracking and e-CRM for monitoring, call center support will be utilized for smooth census operation.

President Abdul Hamid is expected to unveil a commemorative stamp on the project, while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver an inaugural address on June 14, marking the start of this historic digital project.

About 3.7 lakh enumerators will collect population census data across the country using Robi’s 4.5G network and send it to a central server for processing. Data will be collected from each household using a Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system, Geographic Information System and tablet computers with data connectivity.

Addressing the event, the Secretary of the Statistics and Information Division, Dr. Shahnaz Arefin, said: “The accuracy of census data is extremely important in deciding policy measures that support socio-economic growth. -economic of the country. In this regard, we have found Robi to be the most suitable partner to provide digital connectivity support for the country’s first-ever digital census. »

Robi’s Acting CEO and CFO, Mr. Riyaaz Rasheed, said, “Robi is proud to be associated with the country’s first-ever digital population census. We look forward to supporting this high priority national project with our innovative digital solution.

BBS Managing Director Mohammad Tajul Islam, Robi Managing and Regulatory Director Shahed Alam and senior officials from both organizations were also present at the signing ceremony.