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Sheikh Hasina receives three int’l awards

Sheikh Hasina receives three int’l awards

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Nov 4) received three awards given by international organizations for Bangladesh’s outstanding success in the ICT sector. The awards are - ‘WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards 2019’, ‘DCD APAC Award 2019’ and ‘GovInsider Innovation Award 2019’.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and its Senior Secretary N M Zeaul Alam handed over the awards to the premier at the outset of the regular cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the morning, local media reported.

Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority has been adorned with the ‘WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards 2019’ for playing an important role in the implementation of Digital Bangladesh and building infrastructure of the high-powered Hi-Tech Park.

The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), known as the Olympic of the IT sector, in its 21st programme held in Armenia’s Yerevan on Oct 6-9 handed over the award to Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority.

Meanwhile, the ‘4 Tier National Data Centre (4TDC) Project’ of the Bangladesh Computer Council under the ICT Division was awarded the ‘DCD APAC Award 2019’ in the Data Centre Construction Category.

Data Center Dynamics (DCD), a United Kingdom-based organization, gave the award to ‘4 Tier National Data Centre (4TDC) Project’.

DCD’s country director in Shanghai Johnson Yang handed over the award to Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Zeaul Alam while he along with a delegation visited the main office of 4 Tier Data Centre’s manufacturing organisation ZTE Corporation Ltd in China’s Shenzhen city on Sep 17.

The ‘4 Tier National Data Centre (4TDC) Project’ has accomplished the work of establishing world standard data centre in Hi-Tech Park in Kaliakoir of Gazipur.

Besides, the Call Centre - ‘333’ of Central Data, Service and Complaint Management implemented by ICT Division’s a2i programme received the ‘GovInsider Innovation Award 2019’ as the ‘Best Citizen Engagement Project’ of Asia by the GovInsider.

The award was handed over at a function in United Nation’s Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct 16.