A scientific-practical conference titled "We celebrate the achievements of state statistics!" was held in Turkmenistan on October 20 to mark the World Statistics Day. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent a message to the conference participants on this occasion. He emphasized that data released by the national statistics "provide a solid data base needed to ensure the effectiveness of public administration and the validity of decisions taken to further economic, social and cultural development."
At the same time, he recalled that one of the important tasks of today is to upgrade the national statistical methodology to international standards, introduce modern computer technologies for data collecting and processing, and staff statistical organizations with highly qualified specialists. According to the president, the census of population and housing stock scheduled for 2012 "will become a kind of test of the level of perfection of national statistics."