According to the arrangement of Sino-Canadian Statistical Information Management Project, a seven-person Delegation of Statistics Canada on Environment Statistics Project, headed by Mr. Robert Smith, Director of Environment Accounts and Statistics Division of Statistics Canada, visited NBS on October 28 to November 3 and made a week's conversation on the project. This visit aimed at examining China¡¯s classification on environmental protection expenditure, questionnaire filling of the pilot survey, revision of pilot survey program, questionnaire and filling introductions, as well as the next phase plan of the project.
During the visit, both sides made a review about the progress on the SIMPII environment statistics. China introduced the new progress on environmental protection expenditure classification and explanation, development and verification on pilot survey sample frame, pilot questionnaire filling and revising, as well as pilot survey program revising and other concerns to Canadian experts and made a deep discussion and communication on these topics.
Canadian experts introduced the process and steps on environment survey, and application of compilation, examination, interpolation, quality indicators and other methods used in the survey. Both sides discussed on the works in the next phase and activities in the future, and signed an agreement on bilateral visits.
Messers. Cha Zhimin, Deputy Director-General, Department of Social, Science and Technology Statistics, and Zhang Jun, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Cooperation of NBS, members of the Group of Environmental Protection Expenditure Statistics Program, and related officials from Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, State Forestry Administration, State Oceanic Administration, and the Divisions of Social, Science and Technology Statistics of Beijing and Chongqing Municipal Bureaux of Statistics and the Provincial Bureaux of Statistics of Jilin and Guangdong, attended the meeting.