Government Policy

Expats to receive better services abroad with easier access: FS

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said the expatriate Bangladeshis living abroad will receive necessary services more easily and Bangladesh Missions abroad will ensure better services for the expatriates.

He said the representative of the Bangladesh government in the Missions abroad will more effectively and efficiently represent Bangladesh through the scheme of identical website.

The Foreign Secretary on Tuesday inaugurated a two-day training session on management and maintenance of the identical websites for 78 Bangladesh Mission.

The training session was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the a2i of the ICT Division.

Secretary (West) and Secretary (East) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Joint Project Director of a2i and the trainees from the Bangladesh Mission attended the inaugural ceremony.

The Foreign Secretary mentioned that with the development of identical websites, integrity and immutability of data and services would be ensured.

He instructed the concerned officials that the interface of the websites need to be user-friendly and must have a feature of evolution.

A real-time feedback loop would help the websites evolve through time because there would be constant interaction between potential users and site developers.

He thanked the trainers and trainees for their consistent efforts.

Joint Project Director of a2i highlighted the achievements and works of a2i in recent times.

He mentioned that our national portal was named by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed in 2015 that all government websites ought to be identical and uniform, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

Since then, a2i has been working relentlessly to implement the directives of the Prime Minister.

The first day of the training session successfully concluded with the participation of more than two hundred representatives from the Bangladesh Missions abroad.

Source: United News of Bangladesh