ICT Division to assist building Rajshahi in to a smart city: Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday said the ICT division will extend all-out supports to Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) in order to ensure hassle-free life for the city dwellers. He expressed the commitment while addressing a view-sharing meeting with RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton at the latter’s City Bhaban office in Rajshahi.

The state minister said installation of Intelligent Security Surveillance along with Monitoring and control centre, Video Crime Management System with Face Recognition and Bangla Automobile Number Plate Recognition is the precondition to build the city smart. He told the mayor that he would extend all-possible support to this end. In his remarks, Mayor Liton said there is no alternative to wide-ranging promotion of ICT to build the city as developed, eco-friendly and smart side by side with fulfilling the dreams of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s digital Bangladesh.

He told the meeting that the city has undertaken steps to bring its civic services under digitization process to foster activities so that people can get IT services at the quickest possible time. “We will make our all the civic services computerized to mitigate sufferings and harassment of people who comes to take service,” Liton added.

Liton said digitisation system would make offices completely paperless, fostering its activities without hassle along with improving transparency and accountability in government offices. The initiative will help provide services to citizens in the shortest possible time, he said.

RCC Councillors, Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque, Chief Executive Officer Shawgatul Alam, Secretary Abu Hayat Rahmatullah and Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque were present at the meeting.