MoLIP discusses assistance of Brazil in conducting labour force survey, census

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Union Minister U Thein Swe holds a meeting with Brazilian Ambassador to Myanmar on assistance in conducting labour force survey and census on 19 January. Photo : MNA

Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe held a meeting with Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil Mr Carlos Paranhos in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning to discuss the assistance of Brazil to Myanmar in conducting survey and census of labour force.
Brazil recently discussed with representatives of the ministry in order to provide necessary technical assistance in these works.
A representative from the Brazilian Embassy in Myanmar and representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population recently held a videoconference to discuss providing technical assistance and drafting a work plan. During the meeting, the Myanmar side also explained the situations related to the nationwide census of Myanmar in 2014 with the help of UNFPA, and the interim census in 2019.
Myanmar will conduct a census in 2024. In the meeting, the two sides discussed how Brazil will provide necessary assistance for the census in 2024.
The ministry conducts labour force surveys twice a year in factories and workplaces in order to compile reliable labour statistics and support for policymakers. They also cordially discussed plans to provide technical assistance to establish an online database system in Myanmar and technical training. The meeting was also attended by the deputy minister, the permanent secretary and officials.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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