PM receives "ASOCIO-2017 Digital Government Award"


20 November, 2017 14:29 PM

PM receives

A- A A+

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today received "ASOCIO-2017 Digital Government Award".

State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim handed over the award to the premier at the beginning of the regular cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office this morning.

Bangladesh Postal Department has been awarded "ASOCIO-2017 Digital Government Award" of Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) in Malaysia in recognition to reaching multidimensional digital services to the rural people.

Tarana received the award from the ASOCIO chairman on September 18 last.

ASOCIO was established in 1983 involving the National ICT Associations of 24 countries of Asia and Oceania region. The organization gives awards in four categories each year.

The prime minister also received "Silver Award" of Asia-Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) and "WITSA Merit Award" of The World Information Technology Services Alliance (WITSA) from Tarana Halim today. 

Bangladesh Postal Department got the "Silver Award" of the AFACT as runners-up in the eAsia Award Competition for its eCommerce-related service "Postal Cash Card: Banking for Unbanked People."

The award was given on September 12 in Taiwan. The AFACT is giving eAsia Award every year for the initiative for bridging the digital divide.

On the same day in Taiwan, the WITSA awarded Bangladesh Postal Department with "WITSA Merit Award "for transforming 8500 post offices of Bangladesh into e-centers.

WITSA is the leading organization of IT Industries and currently, 80 countries are its members, while nearly 90 percent of the world IT market represent those countries.

The organization is giving awards in eight categories each year.