Int’l conference on statistics opens in Da Nang

19:01 | 08/10/2014

VGP – Under the theme “Meeting the demands of a changing world,” the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) Conference opened in the central city of Da Nang on October 8.

The event lured about 200 international and 100 Vietnamese officials and researchers working in the field and created a good chance for foreign and domestic statisticians to share experience and establish ties in the field.

The three-day biennial event focuses discussions on major issues relating to the efficient use of resources, advanced technology and new information sources, and the establishment of a wider partnership network in the field.

Addressing the opening session, Director General of the Viet Nam General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam said that official statistics were an essential source of information for policy-makers and investors to develop laws and policies in their fields of work, which substantially contributed to socio-economic development.

IAOS, founded in 1985, holds a conference on official statistics for its member states every two years./.

By Khanh Phuong