Muhith stresses digitising voting system

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-19
Published : 19 Sep 2016, 21:06:33

Muhith stresses digitising voting system

FE Report


Finance Minister AMA Muhith Monday lauded the government's achievement in digitising various sectors including the payment and receipt system.

"Earlier, no information of payment and receipt system was easily available. But the introduction of online system has made info available, which is also a success," the minister said.

He was speaking at a meeting of advisory committee of Digital World initiative in the city, also chaired by him.

"We now have to see if we can digitise our voting system," he said.

This year, the Digital World 2016, an exposition of information and communications technology-related tools, will be held between October 19 and October 21 at the International Convention Center Bashundhara.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the programme to be organised by ICT Division with support from Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), and Access to Information (a2i) programme of Prime Minister's office.

In the event, participants will showcase software, e-governance system, mobile innovation, and e-commerce system.

Several seminars on digital era will be organised to let visitors know about the government's achievements in this sector and future plan.

BASIS senior vice president Russell T Ahmed in a power point presentation at the meeting portrayed the country's progress in digitisation.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu in the meeting said Bangladesh has achieved "remarkable" progress in digitisation and now has become a role model for many countries.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu in the meeting requested the organisers to hold an exhibition on cyber world as cyber crime has turned to be a big threat.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Railway Minister Mujibul Haque, Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman, and state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended the meeting, among others.

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