Palak applauds Digital Sylhet City Project advancement

SYLHET, State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak recently observed the advancement of Digital Sylhet City Project taken by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC).

Under this project for the first time in the country, Face Recognition

and Automatic Numberplate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are being installed in

Sylhet City Corporation areas.

A monitoring room has been constructed at Kotowali Model Police Station

in Sylhet to control these special IP cameras. Sylhet Metropolitan Police

will be in charge of controlling this latest security system. This robust

technology will help police to identify suspected persons and vehicles.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Bangladesh

Computer Council and Sylhet Metropolitan Police regarding this project.

After signing ceremony, Zunaid Ahmed Palak visited Kotwali Police Station

to observe the project progress of this artificial intelligence based IP


While visiting the progress of the project, Huawei Technologies, who is

the main solution provider in this project, demonstrated the special and

artificial intelligence features of this robust technologies. The

installation of these IP cameras at various important points of the city is

currently ongoing.

Additionally the free WiFi zone will be constructed very soon under this

project at 62 locations in Sylhet with a total of 126 access points. It will

help to improve citizen's livelihood through the use of ICT.

Executive Director of BCC Parthapratim Deb, the Project Director of a2i

Md Mustafizur Rahman, Project Director of Digital Sylhet City Project

Mohammad Mohidur Rahman Khan, the Deputy Project Director of Digital Sylhet

City Project. Madho Sudun Chanda, Additional Commissioner of Sylhet

Metropolitan Police and other officials of Huawei technologies were also

present, on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)