18 Sep 2023, 20:17

Govt to ensure interoperability of services of different agencies

DHAKA, Sept 18, 2023 (BSS) - The government has taken initiative to make services of its different agencies interoperable to ensure whole-of-government approach.

 As part of the initiative, a workshop titled 'Implementation of Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA)' was organised at BCC auditorium in the city's Agargaon today.

 World Bank funded Enhancing Digital Government and Economy (EDGE) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) arranged it with Project Director Md Shakhawat Hossain in the chair.
 Executive Director of BCC Ranajit Kumar addressed it as the chief guest and Director of Data Center and Deputy Project Director of EDGE Engineer Mohammad Saiful Alam Khan also spoke at the function attended by representatives 40 government organizations.

 Ranajit said the BNDA platform has been developed to bring uniformity in software to ensure interoperability government services.

 "The government wants to make it mandatory for all its agencies to follow BNDA-prescribed standards, guidelines and specifications for developing software," he said. 

 Ranajit said if the government agencies separately developed software without following the BNDA-prescribed standards, guideline and specifications it would create obstacle to make services interoperable. 

 Shakhawat said all government agencies should follow the guideline as suggested by BNDA to facilitate smooth flow of intra-government data and information.

 If implemented properly, BNDA will help cement Bangladesh's place in the world as an `Open Government 2.0' country and enable it to rise to the front-ranking category of countries as per the UN's EGD Index, said Saiful Alam Khan. 

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