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E-Census committee stresses on the importance of community participation

E-Census committee stresses on the importance of community participation

During the meeting, Dr Barwani highlighted the importance of concerned authorities becoming prepared to update information. He also stated they want to be ready for implementing activities of the not too long ago launched nationwide campaign, named ‘Your Data, Your Identity’. He added that supplying citizens and residents with necessary facilities is a priority.

Eng Omar al Ismaili, director common of E-Census 2020 indicated that the relevant authorities would steadily implement the procedure of updating information. The participation of folks and institutions in updating information will complement efforts produced by specialised teams to establish an integrated and electronically linked database. This will contribute in supplying E-Census electronic program with timely and precise information on population, housings and establishments.

The campaign will commence by inviting citizens, residents and enterprise owners to update their information. Related authorities that will offer info for the project’s database will also participate in the campaign. Their part is to anxiety on the importance of updating information related to them. This will be carried out by means of raising awareness on the sort of info that requirements to be updated and completed as effectively as supplying a background on procedures and necessary documents.

“The readiness of people to complete and update their data contributes in establishing a foundation that supports development plans and enhances the quality of services provided to all. Furthermore, their swift interaction with the campaign will demonstrate their commitment towards building the future,” he added.

The committee discussed the present status of the project and outcomes of information matching and updating.

The E-Census 2020 is the fourth census to be implemented by the sultanate given that the Renaissance. The prior censuses have been primarily based on field survey, the most current becoming in 2010, whereas the E-Census 2020 is primarily based on registers from different public and private authorities.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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