Joy opens national emergency services 999 tomorrow

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DHAKA, Dec 11, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy will inaugurate the expanded national emergency services across the country using toll free phone number 999 tomorrow.

Joy will formally inaugurate the services at a function at Police Control Room at Abdul Gani Road here around 11 am, said an official release of Police Headquarters.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will attend the function as the chief guest.

“People are currently using the 999 service to get emergency services from police. But after expansion of the service, people from every corner of the country will get 24/7 emergency services from police, ambulance and fire service by just dialing at 999 over both mobile phone and telephone,” said Assistant Inspector General (media) of Police Headquarters Soheli Ferdousi.

“The extended emergency services using 999 phone number has been made likewise number 911 in the United States of America (USA), 999 in the United Kingdom (UK), and 112 in the European Union (EU),” she said, adding that the 999 emergency services in Bangladesh will be world standard.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) desk of the police headquarters have developed its design. Community safety awareness workshops have already been organised across the country to make people aware about usage of the services, she added.

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