The surveyors completed their training on Saturday and they serve under one of eight supervisors that cover the emirate of
Stages 1 & 2
The first two stages of the Data Updating (which started on 16 January 2011) involved a counting of all the residences and establishments in the emirate.
This third and final stage is the updating of statistics on the
Each of the trained surveyors will be identified by the wearing of a
They will also be carrying copies of the official letter from His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and the Ruler of Fujairah, in which he decreed that this census be undertaken in 2011.
In this letter, His Highness explains that information will be received with respect for personal privacy and that the information given by residents will be valuable as the government continues its work of urban and rural planning.
The surveyor will ask you questions, your information will be put into a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant or hand-held computer) and at the end of the day the surveyor’s supervisor will lodge that information into a government server (main computer) for collecting and analysis.
The Fujairah population is comprised of people from many different cultures and languages and to this end the
All surveyors have jobs during daytime hours so they are most likely to visit homes between 4.00pm-8.00pm.
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Images: From top to bottom— Mr. Abdullatif and Mr. Amer, two of the eight supervisors; Mr Raheel Anwar, a member of the team at the Fujairah Statistics Center with special responsibility for IT and the technological training for the Data Updating process; M. Walayat Khan, a civil engineer from Peshawar, who will be surveying people in the Al Hayl area of Fujairah where the predominant languages are Asian—Urdu, Hindi, Bengali .