Dhaka, Bangladesh
e-governance vital for digital Bangladesh

e-governance vital for digital Bangladesh

News Report Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Senior Secretary N M Zeaul Alam said e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh will play an effective and efficient role in establishing a strong e-government system in the country. He was speaking as the chief guest at a dissemination workshop on "e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh" at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) auditorium on Wednesday. Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) organised the workshop to share suggestions of e-Government Master Plan report and its implementation strategy. He N M Zeaul Alam said it will be very useful for different ministries, divisions and organisations to initiate their new ICT-related activities aligned with "Vision-2021". He mentioned that ICT Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed Joy has given us a target to improve UN e-Government ranking to 50th position by 2021. In 2003, only 45 countries had one-stop-platform and it was 90 in 2016. Among others, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency Hyun-Gue Joe, Additional Secretary (Planning and Development Wing) of ICT Division Md. Mamun-Al-Rashid, Project Director of 'e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh' Mohammad Manir Hossain, among others, addressed the programme. Parthapratim Deb, Executive Director of BCC presided over the programme. 'E-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh' report was formally unveiled by the Architect of Digital Bangladesh, ICT Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed on 20 October 2019. According to the report of UN e-Government Survey 2018, Bangladesh ranked 115th among 193 countries. Parthapratim Deb said the goal of the government is to be a service-oriented citizen-centric government by bringing its services to the doorsteps of citizens through the use of ICTs.

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