Government Policy

UDCs to be turned into Business Process Outsourcing Center’

COMILLA, Jan 6, 2017 (BSS)- Speakers at a workshop today said the government is planning to turn the country's 4,550 Union Digital Centers (UDCs) into mini Business Process Outsourcing Centers (BPO) aimed at conducting outsourcing and e-commerce at grassroots.

The training on outsourcing and e-commerce and writing reports and features to the entrepreneurs of UDCs will help implement government's plan to make the UDCs into mini BPOs, they told the workshop.

Trinomuler Tathyajanala of ICT Division and Tathyaseba Barta Sangstha (TSB) jointly hosted the workshop at deputy commissioner's conference room here to provide training to the entrepreneurs of UDCs of Comilla district.

Additional Secretary of ICT Division Susanta Kumar Saha said in line with its plan to build Digital Bangladesh the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set up 4,550 UDCs across the country to ensure rural people's easy access to public services.

The entrepreneurs of these UDCs are involved in providing information and services to the people using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), he said.

Susanta said the National Executive Committee for Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the Infosarker-3 Project that would establish connectivity with most of the unions of the country.

The connectivity with high speed internet will help the UDC entrepreneurs to run outsourcing and e-commerce of their respective centers and make the centers into mini business process outsourcing centers, he said.

Communication Specialist and senior journalist Ajit Kumar Sarkar said the training on writing reports and features will help the UDC entrepreneurs to depict the development stories of rural areas.

The government is also providing outsourcing and e-commerce training as it wants to turn the existing UDCs into a mini BPO centers, he said adding it has also undertaken Infosarker-3 and establishing Digital connectivity under ICT Division to bring all unions under high speed internet connectivity.

Chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Azizur Rahman, the function was also addressed by TSB Executive Editor Dr. Aliur Rahman and Assistant Editor Protik Mahmud.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)