Friday, 23 March 2018

Government Initiatives to Promote Digital Bangladesh

Bangladesh Govt. Initiatives to Promote eGovernance
The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken many bold initiatives to digitalize Bangladesh. Several ministries, departments, other government and non-governmental organizations are implementing e-governance system in the country.
a2i  pmo BD
a2i  for Digital Bangladesh 


Institution/ Organization:



>   A2I (Access to Information) Program 


>   Deregulation of Telecom Sector & Establishment of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC);




BHTPA: Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority is an agency by Bangladesh government to build, manage and run technology parks throughout the country. Some projects include:


Implemented

Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park in Jessore.
Software Technology Park (STP) at Janata Tower, Dhaka.


Ongoing

Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park (KHTP), now known as Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City (BHTC) in Gazipur District.
Sylhet Electronic City in Companiganj Upazila, Sylhet.


# Planned projects

Mahakhali IT Village in Dhaka,
Barendra Silicon City in Paba Upazila of Rajshahi District,



Policy:

National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy 2015,
National Broadband Policy 2009




Projects/ Initiatives:
# Union Digital Centers (UDC)

# Telemedicine service

# Computer Labs in Schools and Colleges

# Exemption of Tax/VAT on Computer Hardware and Software;

# Bangladesh is connected to SEA-ME-WE 4 or SMW-4 and SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable systems.

# Facilitating mobile phone operators

# Mobile operators Robi, Grameenphone and Banglalink launched 4G service in Dhaka and other major cities.

# The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 (BS-1)

# Standardization of Bangla for Use in Computing Equipment

# Introducing Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programs to produce quality ICT Professionals;

# Doel laptop assembled by Telephone Shilpa Sangstha

# Internship program to provide on the Job training to new graduates;

# Standardizing & updating all Government websites/portals

# Distribution of computers to School/Colleges (MMC);

# Digital land services

# 64 District E-Service Centers

# Online Application

# Result of exams over SMS.

# Creating Digital Centre Entrepreneurs

# Digital textbooks  (www.ebook.gov.bd

# Digital content at www.teachers.gov.bd

# Smart ID card (25 security features)

# Installation of Digital Data Network in all Districts and Upazilas;



Compiled by Shoukot Ali, A University Teacher. 

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