Census extended by seven days for four flood-hit districts
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has extended the time period of the ongoing population and housing census by seven days for four flood-hit districts.
The districts are Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar under Sylhet division and Netrokona under Mymensingh division, Md Dilder Hossain, project director of the census, told The Daily Star today.
"We completed our countrywide census within the deadline of June 21. But we have extended the time until June 28 to include all the people of the four flood-hit districts," Hossain said.
About people who have not been included in the census across the country, Hossain said: "We have circulated several emergency contact numbers in online platforms and through posters, so that they can call us and we can include them."
The BBS started the sixth edition of the weeklong population and housing census on June 15 across the country.