Talks held to ensure smooth BPP implementation

Azlan Othman & James Kon

The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and the Tutong District Office, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) continued their dialogue session with mukim penghulus and village heads from the Tutong District yesterday, in preparation for the Population and Housing Census (BPP) 2021.

The session further strengthens JPES’ cooperation with mukim penghulus and village heads in ensuring the smooth implementation of the census.

Legislative Council (LegCo) member and Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong, LegCo member and Penghulu of Mukim Telisai Yang Berhormat Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, JPES Director-General Hajah Mariah binti Haji Yahya and Tutong District Office Acting Special Duties Officer Abdul Kahar bin Haji Yahya also attended.

BPP 2021 Assistant Superintendent Bahrum bin Haji Kadun delivered a briefing on the BPP 2021, before a question and answer session and discussion on operational activities outside the census were discussed.

The BPP, which is the sixth census for Brunei Darussalam, will be conducted in three stages.

The first stage will be house listing by village/area in each district throughout the country from January 20 – February 21, 2021.

The second stage will be the e-Census handling (from April 20 to June 21), and the third stage, the face-to-face interview (from July 20 to August 2).

The census covers everyone – whether citizens of Brunei Darussalam, permanent residents or temporary residents living here in 2021. The data will provide comprehensive information on the population according to demographic, social and economic characteristics, on top of information on total housing as well as basic housing facilities or needs.

BPP 2021 enquiries can be directed to JPES by contacting 2233344 (office hours), e-mailing [email protected] Information can also be obtained via the BPP 2021 portal at www.brucensus.gov.bn.

Legislative Council (LegCo) member and Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong and LegCo member and Penghulu of Mukim Telisai Yang Berhormat Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit look on as an attendee raises a question. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN & JAMES KON
The dialogue in session