Bangladesh government has launched digital service for the textile sector in order to simplify the business process. Textile companies can carry out 18 different services under the new digital platform introduced under the ‘Online One Click Registration and Other Service Delivery by Directorate of Textile by Developing an E-Centre Network Using ICT’ project.
Textile and Jute Minister Imaj Uddin Pramanik formally inaugurated the ‘e-service’ at a function, financed by the Access to Information project of the Prime Minister’s Office, on 27th December 2016 at Jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDPC) conference room in the city, said an official release. Entrepreneurs in the textile sector can forward their applications through the service as well as make payments over the internet.
The e-service aims to help entrepreneurs carry out their business without wasting their time or money, said Muhammad Imaj Uddin Pramanik, textile and jute minister of Bangladesh, while introducing the service.
Jute minister also said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is pledge-bound to implement the dream of digital Bangladesh by 2021. With this in view, a number of programs have been taken for the expansion of textile sector. The minister added that it is possible to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021 by expanding the market, earning foreign currency and creating employments by making use of the government policies and plans.
The textile sector of Bangladesh is one of the highest foreign income generating industry of the country and holds 83 per cent share in total export earnings with $28 billion. The country seeks to achieve the target of $50 billion in textiles export by 2021.
Director General of Prime Minister’s Office and a2i Project Director Kabir Bin Anwar, Director of Directorate of Textile Ismail Hossain, BGMEA Vice President M Nasir, BKMEA Director Kamal Pasha, President of Textile Engineering Division, IEB Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman and Prof. Engr. Mashud Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Textiles were present at the function, among others.