The National Population Register (NPR) is very significant for the nation, he says
Publish- February 18, 2021, 07:08 PM
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Update- February 18, 2021, 09:04 PM
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Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is awaiting permission from the government to implement the National Population Register (NPR), Director General Mohammad Tajul Islam said on Thursday.
"We’re now waiting for the government's permission to implement the project. The initiative was taken in 2010 but it subsequently came to a halt. NPR is very significant for the nation," he told reporters at a workshop at BBS auditorium in the city.
He noted that if there is no inflation, the economy will not work. “Inflation should remain at a healthy level. It’s good that Bangladesh’s inflation is around 5 percent,” he said.
Chief information officer of the Information Department Surath Kumar Sarkar said that modern technology is needed to ensure inclusive development. "And development will succeed only if people are included."
He added that if the Health Department did not update Coronavirus data every day, there would have been misconceptions among the people. Even unnecessary criticism and rumours are going on about the vaccine.
The media can play a role here in dispelling misconceptions, he said.
Deputy Director General of Bangladesh Betar A S M Zahid said, "Bangladesh needs a mobile application for easy access of data. Data is significant for taking proper planning. It will be more helpful for the media too."