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News Bulletin November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017


No.277

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The 3rd Statistical Delegation from Vietnam visited the Statistics Bureau of Japan

  The 3rd Statistical delegation from Vietnam, headed by Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director-General, General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), visited SBJ from October 15 to 21, 2017, to learn Japanese experiences in implementing the 2019 Population and Housing Census of Vietnam.

  During the visit, they exchanged greetings with the senior officials of SBJ, and were given information on several topics by the SBJ staff: Outline of the Statistics Bureau, Sampling method of the Labour Force Survey, Outline of Inter-Ministry Information System for Official Statistics, Outline of Online Survey System, Outline of the Population Census, Demarcation of Enumeration Districts of Population Census, and System of Online Population Census 2015, etc.

  On October 19, they visited the Statistical Research and Training Institute (SRTI), and exchanged greetings with the senior officials of SRTI, and were given information on Outline of SRTI.

  Additionally, on October 20, they paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Shuji YAMADA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications and Mr. Toshihiko WAKO, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination for Internal Affairs and Communications.


  Their visit is based on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between GSO and SBJ, which was signed on January 14, 2015, to establish the basis for in depth cooperation between both sides in the area of statistics and other related fields of mutual interests.

The delegation members from Vietnam were as follows:
Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General, GSO
Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Director General, GSO
Mr. Vu Van Hong, Director of Ha Giang Provincial Statistics Office, GSO
Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of Population and Labor Statistics Department, GSO
Mr. Cao Van Hoach, Deputy Director of Statistical Methodology and lnformation Technology Department, GSO
Mr. Nguyen Huu Hoan, Deputy Director of Center of Statistical lnformatics Service No 1, GSO
Ms. Do Thi Ngoc, Deputy Director of Price Statistics Department, GSO
Ms. Le Thi Phuong Mai, Population and Development Specialist, UNFPA Vietnam

  Website: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/viet201710.htm


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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/results/month/index.htm


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