Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council Vice-Senior General Soe Win addresses meeting 1/2021 of Central Committee for Data Accuracy and Quality of Statistics

Nay Pyi Taw  May  28

Chairman of the Central Committee for Data Accuracy and Quality of Statistics Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win delivered an address at the meeting 1/2021 of the Central Committee at the meeting hall of the State Administration Council Chairman’s Office this afternoon.

Also present at the meeting were Union ministers, the Auditor-General of the Union, the Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar, directors-general and officials. Members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, region and state administration councils, the professor of the Statistics Department of Yangon University of Economics, the Chairman of Myanmar Statistics Association and members of the work committee also attended the meeting through video conferencing.

In his address, the Vice-Senior General said the Central Committee for Data Accuracy and Quality of Statistics reconstituted in the time of the State Administration Council held the first meeting. The central committee was reconstituted on 12 July 2013 depending on cooperation with partners, decisions on practices and adoption of policies based on the Nay Pyi Taw Accord for Effective Development Cooperation adopted in the first Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum in 2013. The central committee was reconstituted in 2016 and 2018. On 4 March 2021, the central committee was re-formed with 14 ministries, administration council members of regions and states including Nay Pyi Taw Council, the Central Bank of Myanmar, the professor of the Statistics Department of University of Economics  and  officials of Myanmar Statistics Association.

It adopted six-point national statistic policy. The Vice-Senior General stressed the need for the Central Committee to do its tasks in a quick process. Clusters 1, 2 and 3 under the Central Committee are to theoretically and practically coordinate with each other in respective ministries.

Expression of actual situations is essential for respective countries. In this regard, it is necessary to express the situation with accurate statisticl data, and departments and ministries need to cooperate with each other. Only when they fully cooperate with one another to collect accurate statistical data, will the country obtain the correct data and quality of statistics. Work guidelines can be given correctly in reviewing the trust of international community, reliance of the people on information and data of the entire nation, and correct statistics can be submitted to the Head of State. All the stages of procedure of the central committee are important, so all committee members should do their tasks systematically. The Vice-Senior General urged all to implement the work procedures to contribute to the Myanmar Statistical Yearbook published by the Ministry of Planning and Finance on a yearly basis.

Vice Chairman of the Central Committee Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Win Shein reported on implementation of the current tasks and statistics by the central committee, issuance of the firm and quality statistical data, better statistical coverage, and responsibility, accountability and cooperation of relevant organizations and ministries including the private sector.

Secretary of the Central Committee Director General of the Central Statistical Organization U Tun Zaw reported on implemen-tation of the clusters, reformation of the clusters, accomplishment of the minutes of the meeting 1/2020, capacity enhancement of statistics, meeting and capacity enhancement trainings, collection of census population and surveys, survey calendar, and issuance of statistics.

Members of the central com-mittee Union ministers and region and state administration councils presented implementation of the national strategy for development of statistics, and efforts of relevant ministries and region and states to obtain the correct statistics.

The secretary read the plans to decide the minutes of the meeting 1/2021 of the central committee and sought the approval.Later, the Vice-Senior General stressed the need to compile the statistical data meeting the inter-national standard as the statistics of Myanmar are being solved in the international statistic system.

In collecting statistic data in respective regions and states, relevant ministries and data collection units must hold the meetings to seek the best way of procedures. They have to perform the availability

of requirements and demanded data. Emphasis must be placed on no mistakes in the statistics.

It is necessary to turn out the qualified scholars to specialize the require-ments of technologies in collection of statistical data and modern data collection techniques to do their works with least reliance on foreign countries. In sharing data with international community, statistic data must be correct and modern technologies must be applied in collecting and sending the data. All statistical data sent by ministries must be accurate, firm and correct. As such, Myanmar can join the world statistic system.