RANGPUR, Aug 25 (BSS): The government has taken projects worth Tk 27.47 billion (Tk 2,747 crore) aiming at easily reaching all land-related services adopting facilities of digitisation to the people's doorsteps in a hassle-free manner.
The Ministry of Land will implement the projects for automation of the land-related database spending Tk 997 crore (Tk 9.97 billion) and land survey costing Tk 1,750 crore (Tk 17.50 billion) with assistance of the a2i project," said Secretary of the ministry Md. Maksudur Rahman Patwary.
He disclosed the information while addressing a divisional level 'E-mutation Affairs Refreshing Workshop' at Begum Rokeya auditorium of RDRS Bangladesh here on Saturday as the chief guest.
The divisional administration organised the day-long event with assistance of the access to information (a2i) project of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Cabinet Division, ICT Division, USAID and UNDP.
Deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners (revenue), revenue deputy collectors, upazila nirbahi officers (UNO), assistant commissioners (AC Land), union assistant land officers, Kanoongo and other officials and employees involved in providing land-related services from all over Rangpur division participated in the workshop.
Presided over by Divisional Commissioner K M Tariqul Islam, Project Director of the a2i project Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain and Rangpur Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan addressed the workshop as special guests.
Maksudur Rahman said the ministry of land has proposed for taking other projects, now under consideration at the planning ministry, to reduce sufferings of people in getting land-related services to the zero level in addition to the two approved projects.
"After implementation of these projects availing facilities of digitisation facilities with assistance of the a2i project, delivering of all land-related services to the people will be quicker and completely transparent and accountable," he strongly hoped.
The secretary directed officials and employees concerned at all levels to acquire adequate skills in information and communication technologies to deliver land-related services to people easily using digitised e-land management systems to ensure accountability.