New census in Yemen scheduled in 2004 [Archives:2003/641/Local News]

June 12 2003

Sana'a)An official source at the ministry of planing said Sunday in a press statement that preparations were underway to for carrying out the next census in 2004, officially enumerating of the population, with details a to age, sex, occupation, etc.
A committee, chaired by the minister of planning Ahmed Soufan, had been set up the beginning of this year for this purpose.
The source added that the committee's tasks were progressing well, pointing out that there was a change in the quality of data and figures exceeding 40% comparing to 1994 census. The committee has been for the past six months preparing a 37- document of he project. The committee approved in its final meeting the report of documents committee prepared by a workshop of the concerned bodies that discussed census form and the requirements.
The committee ensured its continuous follow-up for getting maps or buying them as being significant for the census purposes. Thus the committee agreed to buy the new space pictures for 17 main cities as a primary stage in the census project.
The source pointed out that the supreme committee for census had approved a group of modifications for the documents to provide a complete database.
The modifications included establishments, buildings and population.
And for the first time a document will be prepared for each topic and approving a new mechanism to save date and documents providing distinguished service for all the sides benefiting from the census.