MINSK, 10 September (BelTA) - The data the population census will provide will become the foundation for making decisions on economic and social affairs. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas made the relevant statement during the session of the Council of Ministers' Presidium on 10 September, BelTA has learned.

The head of government reminded that an event of importance for every citizen and the society as a whole - a population census - will take place in Belarus on 4-30 October. "The information the census will provide will become the foundation for making decisions on economic and social affairs. The central government and municipal government agencies will use the data to make decisions on financing the social sphere, enhancing the defensive capability, and making state investments," Sergei Rumas stressed. This is why quality work during the census will determine the correctness and authenticity of the results, which in turn will heavily influence plans concerning the Belarusian economy for the next ten years.

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