Govt to prepare 10-year ICT Roadmap

Govt to prepare 10-year ICT Roadmap


The government has taken initiatives to prepare a 10-year ICT roadmap under Bangladesh National Enterprise Architecture (BNA) to operate e-Government activities smoothly, official sources said.The World Bank financed Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under ICT Division is implementing it.The LICT project has already appointed the UK based firm ‘Ernst and Young’ to prepare the 10-year ICT roadmap. It is preparing the roadmap following the internationally recognized ‘The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)’ standard 9.1, the officials said.Workshop will be held on 17 January with the participation of experts and stakeholders about BNA and 10-year ICT roadmap.Talking to BSS State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that firstly a 10-year roadmap is being prepared for the ICT division and it is being done in a structured and such a way that other ministries, divisions, departments and directorates could use it as a model.”The plan and policy are being formulated under ICT roadmap by incorporating all initiatives and the opportunities created so far on way to journey towards digital Bangladesh in a coordinated and structured way,” he said.

Palak said the ICT Division is putting emphasis on internationally recognized standard to establish Bangladesh Enterprise Architecture and prepare the 10-year ICT roadmap.”If BNA is established and 10-year ICT roadmap is prepared, the implementation of the operation of e-government activities will be smoother and the information and data of ministries, divisions, directorates and departments will be interoperable,” he said.BCC Executive Director S M Ashraful Islam said as part of preparing a 10-year roadmap initiative has been taken to digitize the info and services of Food Directorate and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.Primarily the food procurement system of food directorate and pension giving system of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education are being digitized, he said.LICT deputy project director Tarique M Barkatullah said TOGAF 9.1 standard is the internationally recognized and many countries of the world are following the same to establish National Enterprise Architecture and ICT roadmap.


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