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Bangladesh: All Tendering System to Be Placed Under Online System, Says PM
Source: thefinancialexpress-bd.com
Source Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Country: Bangladesh
Created: Nov 23, 2010

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday reiterated her government's strong stance to crack-down nexus of bribery and corruption while providing services to the people, reports UNB.

"We want to raze the nexus of bribery and corruption in providing government services," she said while inaugurating the collection of vehicle tax and fees through online banking for Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

Communication Ministry organised the programme where its Minister Syed Abul Hossain was present as the special guest.

The Prime Minister said that it was not a mere decision of raising just slogans against corruption. "We have to introduce a system to eradicate corruption," she said.

Referring digitisation she said that when everything would be brought under digital system corruption will be stopped automatically.

In this connection she said that her government already started online tendering system for public procurement to some extent and gradually all tendering system will be placed under online system.

"At that time no one will be able to grab tender by muscle power," she said.

Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to introduce online system for vehicle registration and licensing.

She expressed her hope that BRTA would get pace in their day to day activities due to the online system of vehicle tax and fees.

"Besides, the hassle of the customers will be reduced a lot," she said.

She mentioned that like the filling of admission forms for admission in universities her government is thinking to introduce such system for the admission in schools as well.

The Prime Minister underscored the need of a safe and secured journey for the people apart from providing a strong road communication network.
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