Myanmar to hold 1st census in 3 decades
Myanmar (dpa) - Myanmar announced plans Sunday to conduct its first census in three decades, with plans to visit all households nationwide in just 12 days between March and April 2014.
The census will be performed between March 30 to April 10, using 100,000 primary school teachers as census-takers. They will be paid 3,000 kyat (3.08 dollars) per day for their efforts, Immigration and
Population Minister Khin Yee said.
Myanmarâ€™s last national census was taken in 1983. The government estimates the current population at 60.98 million, based on approximate reproduction rates, Khin Yee told a press conference.