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Planning Minister opens e-GP digital billboard
Monday, May 02, 2016
Minister of Planning A H M Mustafa Kamal, FCA, MP, inaugurated a digital billboard on electronic government procurement (e-GP) in the city at 1:30 pm on April 27, 2016, Wednesday.
The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), Ministry of Planning, put the e-GP digital billboard on display near the National Press Club (Outside CIRDAP boundary).
After opening the digital billboard, the Minister of Planning told the media that the government wants to digitize all its activities. “It is the time of digitization,” he observed.
The billboard is digitally displaying until current month the total number of tenders invited and their total estimated value under e-GP system since its launching in 2011. Afterwards, the figures will be updated every month.
More than 50 thousand tenders with a total estimated cost of about Tk43 thousand crore were invited through e-GP system until March 31, 2016 since 2011.
CPTU is implementing e-GP under a plan to connect all procuring entities to e-GP by December 2016. The billboard is installed as part of a country-wide social awareness campaign of CPTU.
Director General of CPTU Md Faruque Hossain and other officials of CPTU were present during the inauguration.
The display of the e-GP digital billboard in such an important area of the capital city is expected to draw attention of the public, other stakeholders of public procurement including policymakers, which may lead to an increase in awareness and support for the electronic procurement system.
Up to April 30, 2016 over 200 out of about 1233 government procuring agencies are connected to e-GP portal (www.eprocure.gov.bd).
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