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Govt to make services of its agencies interoperable

BSS .Dhaka
18 Sep 2023 20:59:40 | Update: 18 Sep 2023 21:03:18
Govt to make services of its agencies interoperable

The government has taken the initiative to make the services of its different agencies interoperable to ensure a whole-of-government approach.

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

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 of 40 government organizations.

Ranajit said the BNDA platform has been developed to bring uniformity in software to ensure interoperability of 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, guidelines and specifications it would create an obstacle to making services interoperable.

Shakhawat said all government agencies should follow the guidelines as suggested by BNDA to facilitate the 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.