Vice President Faisal Naseem on Tuesday stated that data gathered through the Maldives Population and Housing Census 2022 is crucial for ascertaining the growth of the population and its various characteristics and planning future developmental activities across the nation. He made the statement while speaking to officials and enumerators of the Maldives Statistics Bureau (MBS) during a visit to the Census 2022 centre in Hulhumalé.

The Vice President stated that the data would greatly assist in long-term developmental planning and formulating policies to cater to the socio-economic needs of the population, especially in the housing sector. Noting that a large percentage of the volunteers working as enumerators are youth, the Vice President spoke about the experience of participating in a national event of such importance. He went on to thank the staff of MBS and the enumerators.

During the visit, the Vice President inspected the progress of the data collection operation. He also noted the support of the public for the process. In concluding his remarks, the Vice President called for increased cooperation from the public towards this national event.