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Digital centres essential for reaching civic services

BSS

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here unanimously mentioned that the city digital centres have become vital tools and means of reaching civic services to the citizens effectively, reports BSS.

They also urged the entrepreneurs of the centres to put in their best efforts to make those more popular and dynamic so that they can earn more money through providing services to the community people.

Terming them as worthy citizens the meeting mentioned if they can earn a lot of money they would be widely appreciated by the community for it as the people would get information services through them.

The observation came at a daylong workshop titled ‘Strengthening City Digital Centres’ in the city yesterday.

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) organised the workshop at its conference hall. Access to Information (A2I) Programme of Prime Minister's Office supported the event in collaboration with USAID and UNDP.

City Mayor Mosaddeque Hossain Bulbul addressed the discussion as chief guest with its Secretary Khandaker Mahbubur Rahman in the chair. Secretary Syeeda Zenbinnissa Sultana and Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque also spoke.

 Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque, National Consultant for Local Development of A2I Programme Parvej Hassan and Expert Monodip Ghorai spoke as resource persons.

During his keynote presentation, Shahriar Hassan, expert of A2I Programme, says Bangladesh has been experiencing a boom in ICT sectors now a day.

He detailed the objectives, implementation strategy and status of the programme saying the major objectives of the process are to provide people with all necessary services at their doorsteps, ensuring accountability and transparency towards establishing a knowledge-based society and good governance.

‘Digital Bangladesh’ was one of the major election pledges of the present government.

As part of the fulfillment of this pledge the government has established digital centres and providing necessary ICT services at the grass root level of the local administration of the country, he added.

Mayor Bulbul said the grassroots people are getting their information related necessary services from the digital centers being operated in all 30 ward councilor offices.

He urged the entrepreneurs to impart computer training to their respective youths for making them competent in ICT.

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