Department of Population launches redesigned website

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Launching ceremony of Department of Population’s website held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Department of Population under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and OneMap Myanmar have collaborated to introduce the Department of Population’s website and explain about the REDATAM Database for the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census and online interactive maps in a launch event held at M Gallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Attending the launch event were Permanent Secretary U Aye Lwin from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, ministry officials, UNFPA representative Ms. Janet E. Jackson, officials from OneMap Myanmar and invited guests.
Permanent Secretary U Aye Lwin spoke at the event, saying that the ability to receive accurate news and information quickly is important for the country’s economic development. He said his ministry has successfully compiled the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census for the first time in 30 years, and results of the census have been fully publicized at each level.
The permanent secretary said the results from the census have been uploaded to their website and the website has been completely redesigned with technological assistance from OneMap Myanmar for a smoother experience and easier access. He also said the REDATAM Database has been formulated so that people can compile their own statistics and tables for use in their projects and research. He added that support will be given if 10 per cent of micro data from the 2014 Census is requested and will further assist regional
statistics.
Following were explanations by UNFPA representative Ms. Janet E. Jackson about UNFPA’s support in conducting the census, an official from OneMap Myanmar on the website’s new designs, and the Department of Population’s Acting Director-General Dr. Nyi Nyi on the website and its functions.
Officials also explained about the interactive maps, REDATAM Database and excel date, and micro data launching before conducting a Q&A session with the attendants.
Information relating to the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, including the national-level reports, fifteen reports from Nay Pyi Taw and regions and states, thirteen research reports, maps charting the census, and over 400 township and sub-township reports, have been uploaded to www.dop.gov.mm for ease of access.
The new design of the website was accomplished with support from OneMap Myanmar and displays information separated into seven categories for the census, publications relating to the census, data and maps, activities, the history of the department, exhibition room.

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