Precise statistics are invaluable: Vice President U Henry Van Thio

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It is necessary to collect precise statistics on the ground, as policies and plans cannot be adopted based on imprecise numbers, Vice President U Henry Van Thio said at the meeting of the Committee for Collection of Precise and Quality Statistics in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

In addition, the vice president also said that a new statistics law has also been drafted and will be submitted to the Hluttaw with the approval of the union government.

Committees for collection of precise and quality statistics have also been formed at states and regions, according to the vice president. In conclusion, the vice president urged officials to compile statistics that can contribute to adoption of policies as well as that can be trusted by the international community.

Later, Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win and Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win reported to the meeting on measures to be taken for collection of true and precise statistics. State/regions ministers and officials also reported on the collection of precise and quality statistics. The meeting concluded with remarks by the vice president.