Bangladesh population

BBS and Robi team up for the first digital population census

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

BBS will conduct the Sixth Population and Housing Census digitally from June 15-21.

The Project Manager for the 2022 National Population and Housing Census, Md Dilder Hossain, and Robi Commercial Manager, Adil Hossain Noble, recently signed an agreement in this regard on behalf of their respective organizations, reads in A press release. The signing ceremony took place at BBS Auditorium, Parishankhyan Bhaban.

As part of the deal, Robi will provide around four lakhs of connections, data, SMS packages and other digital solutions to BBS to support the first-ever digital census.

Statistics and Information Division Secretary, Dr. Shahnaz Arefin, BBS Managing Director, Mohammad Tajul Islam, and Robi CEO and Acting CFO, Mr. Riyaaz Rasheed, Managing and Regulatory Director Shahed Alam, as well as senior officials from both organizations were present at the signing ceremony.

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.

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

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