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Tuesday, 26.05.2020
eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

BD: Bangladesch / Bangladesh

  • Application of ICT in Bangladesh auditing

    E-governance refers to the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the government. The main goals of E-governance are: better service delivery to citizens; improved service for business; transparency and accountability to minimise corruption; empowerment through information; and efficient government procurement.
  • Bangladesh gets $74m for e-governance, clean air from World Bank

    The World Bank has signed $74m in two financing deals for Bangladesh to improve the country’s e-governance services and air quality.

    A total of $29 million was allocated for the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project, which will be spent to develop a shared technology infrastructure for government agencies. The money will go to improving efficiency, reducing IT risks and promoting e-government efforts.

  • Bangladesh mission to outsource passport services in the UAE

    Manual passports will not be accepted by any airport in the world from mid-2015

    The Bangladeshi embassy in UAE is outsourcing services as it struggles to meet demand while introducing passports with biometric data.

    Five Bangladeshi typing centres, Janata Bank and Al Ansari Exchange have been enlisted to help as the embassy tries to replace the passports of 800,000 of its nationals in the UAE before an international deadline, according to Abu Dhabi-based The National.

  • Bangladesh seeks India's help to implement NPR like scheme

    Bangladesh is looking towards India's flagship schemes of national population registration (NPR) and Aadhaar card.

    Wary of increasing threats to its internal security and to implement targeted subsidy schemes for the benefit of its poverty ridden population, Bangladesh is looking towards India's flagship schemes of national population registration (NPR) and Aadhaar card.

  • Bangladesh starts trial for biometric SIM registration

    Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the process on Wednesday by registering a SIM for himself.

    “Bangladesh is the second country in the world to introduce this and I am proud of it,” he told a ceremony at the telecoms ministry.

    A SIM card by state-owned operator Teletalk was issued to Joy, the prime minister’s son and her adviser.

  • Bangladesh targets three groups for e-services: Palak

    Those are ‘digital natives’ – those who have born in the age of internet, ‘digital adaptors’ – those who have increasingly adopted themselves with internet usage and ‘digital outliers’ – who remain outside of the internet domain and are uninterested to use the internet.

    He said bringing those “outliers” within the internet service realm is the “biggest challenge for us”.

  • Bangladeshis can get health advice 24/7 calling 16263

    The government has launched a call centre to give health information to the people across Bangladesh.

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Sunday formally opened a number, 16263, calling which people can get advice round the clock.

    He said this was one more initiative of Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to reach health services to the doorsteps of the people.

  • ICT award for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh will receive the ‘Global ICT Excellence Award’ for using Information Technology to promote socio-economic development.

    Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also her son, broke the news at an event in New York on Sunday.

    The award will be handed over on Sept 30 in Mexico’s Guadalajara during a conference of the World Congress on ICT.

  • Internet.org starts journey in Bangladesh

    Internet.org, a Facebook invention that allows free internet browsing through mobile gadgets, has been introduced in Bangladesh.

    ICT Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, has launched the service at an event with Robi Axiata Limited on Sunday.

    Through the service, Robi subscribers will now have access to more than two dozen free basic services ranging from health, news, jobs, and e-government services, according to the Facebook page of Internet.org

  • Two years in office: Palak unveils Bangladesh’s ICT plans

    State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said the proposed Digital Security law will be the elaborate version of the previously enacted Cyber Security law.

    “With increased digital services, the crimes are not occurred only through online services, rather through digital devices. Therefore, we are planning an elaborate act to tackle all sorts of digital crimes”, the state minister told reporters at ICT division conference room in Agargaon.

  • 'Vision-2021 will build corruption-free digital Bangladesh'

    Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader last evening said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has correctly envisioned Vision-2021 to advance the nation by adapting with the competitive global scenario.

    There is no alternative to learn and utilize the information and communication technologies (ICT) by ensuring easier access of the mass people to information, computers, internet and other digital devices to achieve the development goals, he said.

    The PM's Vision-2021 in the present context of globalization will achieve goals of the government's pre-election pledges of Charter of Changes to turn Bangladesh into a corruption-free medium income nation by the year 2021, he said.

  • “Bangladesh government focussing on Indian IT firms for joint venture”

    The Bangladesh government is focusing on Indian information technology (IT) companies for joint venture projects in the IT sector, said the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) secretary Nazrul Islam Khan here on Friday.

    Bangladesh government’s Minister for Posts, Telecommunication and Information Technology Abdul Latif Siddiqui said that considerable focus is on Indian companies for building “Digital Bangladesh.” They were addressing the gathering at the ICT (information and communication technology) East 2014 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Eastern Region.

  • Bangladesch fährt auf der globalen Daten-Autobahn

    Der südasiatische Staat Bangladesch, mit 144 Millionen Einwohnern das siebtbevölkerungsreichste Land der Erde, ist seit dem gestrigen Sonntag an das Unterwasser-Glasfasernetz des SEA-ME-WE-4-Konsortiums (South-East-Asia Middle-East Western-Europe 4) angebunden. Das rund 20.000 Kilometer lange optische Seekabel (10 GBit/s) führt von Marseille (Frankreich) zunächst durch das Mittelmeer bis nach Ägypten. Nach einem kurzen Landstück errreicht es das Rote Meer und zieht von dort über das Arabische Meer bis in den Golf von Bengalen. Das letzte Stück führt durch die Straße von Malakka bis nach Singapur. An das unter der Führung von Fujitsu und Alcatel Submarine Networks verlegte Kabel sind insgesamt 14 Länder angeschlossen (Frankreich, Italien, Algerien, Tunesien, Ägypten, Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, Pakistan, Indien, Sri Lanka, Bangladesch, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapur).
  • Bangladesh can now join ICT revolution

    A historic event that took place near the shore of the Bay of Bengal on 22 May will have a far-reaching effect on the progress and prosperity of Bangladesh. On that day Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the long awaited fibre optic submarine cable system at the landing station at Cox's Bazar and thus connected Bangladesh to the global information super highway. This event will remain as a land mark in the field of economy and technology in Bangladesh. The ICT sector will suddenly boost up as the capacity for data and information transfer will be much higher, the speed of transfer will be much faster, voice transfer will have much better quality, the internet and telephone charge will fall abruptly. As a result a host of possibilities for IT activities will open up in Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh e-Governance Project to Start in One Month

    The government of Bangladesh will begin a project to bring all government ministries, departments and organisations into one single e-governance system within one month.

    Last week, the Cabinet Committee approved a Tk 2.81 billion (US$34.2 million) proposal for the procurement of equipment and services to start connecting all government entities to one state-of-the-art service delivery system.

    This five-year project, called ‘Development of National ICT Infra-Network for Bangladesh Government (BanglaGovNet)’, was launched earlier as part of the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ action plan proposed by the Bangladesh Awami League in 2009.

  • Bangladesh edges 9 notches up in UN e-gov’t survey

    Bangladesh has been ranked 115th in the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018 among the 193 countries moving nine notches up from its previous 124th position in 2016.

    According to the UN survey report, Bangladesh is the highest ranked least developed country (LDC), an official of Access to Information (a2i) programme told UNB on Sunday.

  • Bangladesh gets onto information superhighway

    Bangladesh embarked onto the global information superhighway today with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia inaugurating the submarine cable at its landing station here.

    The commissioning of the new submarine cable is a landmark in the country’s telecommunications and information communication technology sectors as it will tremendously enhance the performance and capacity in this field.

  • Bangladesh gov't to adopt e-governance strategy by June

    The government will adopt an electronic governance strategy by June this year to help change the work-practice of bureaucrats, enabling them to serve citizens in a more effective way, leading English newspaper The Financial Express reported on Sunday.

    Science and information technology ministry has assigned Price Waterhouse Coopers, a global consultancy, to draft the e-governance strategy, which is expected to modernize the functions of the state machinery.

  • Bangladesh launches online registration system for Taxpayers

    The National Board of Revenue recently launched an online web portal that gives citizens a more convenient way of acquiring their Taxpayer Identification Number.

    With the new portal in place, citizens can simply go online and log on to the NBR’s website and provide the necessary details which include the following: national identity card number, mobile phone number and e-mail address, to get their TIN online.

    “This is a massive step towards the online tax payment system,” said Finance Minister AMA Muhith, adding that the move would help them clean out the existing database thereby preventing incidences of fraud.

  • Bangladesh logs on to information highway

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, inaugurated the SEA-Me-WE-4 submarine cable at the landing station at Jhilonza in Cox’s Bazar connecting Bangladesh with the global high-speed information super highway.

    At the inauguration, Khaleda Zia said it was necessary for Bangladesh to join the submarine cable for speedy development of information and communication technology in Bangladesh.

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