Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 The average age of marriage for men in Bangladesh has decreased comparatively. However, the age of marriage for women has increased.
 The average age of marriage for men is 24.2 years and for women is 18.5 years.
 This has been revealed from the latest results of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) Monitoring the Situation of Vital Statistics in 2019.
 The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) ‘Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics-2019’ was officially released at the Statistics Building Auditorium in Agargaon yesterday.
 Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the virtual event as the chief guest and Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Mohammad Tajul Islam chaired the event. Special guest was Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, Secretary, Department of Statistics and Information Management. Project Director AKM Ashraful Haque presented the original report.
 According to the latest estimates, the population of Bangladesh is 16 crore 65 lakhs. The country has made significant progress in many social indicators. Besides, the life expectancy of the people of the country has also increased.