June 13, 2024, 8:04 am

Diplomatic correspondent

2023-05-19 03:59:56 BdST

Korea to provide US $ 9.5mn to BBS to upgrade technology, facilities and share knowledge

South Korea has completed the on-site implementation survey for the Capacity Building of Statistics Service based on Platform (National Statistics Data Warehouse and Big Data Analysis Platform) Project on Thursday (May 18).

The Republic of Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in collaboration with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), under Statistics and Informatics Division (SID) conducted the survey.

The main objective of the project is to improve the Statistical Office’s productivity and service by making a master plan, installing a data warehouse, and improving the capacity of BBS officials.

The duration of the project is 60 months with a budget of 9.65 million USD, reads a press release of KOICA.

The expert team worked closely with the BBS team from May 7–18, 2023, to conduct the implementation study, which was critical to understanding the project’s requirements and identifying challenges that may arise during the implementation phase.

During wrap-up meeting on Thursday (May 18), the Director General, BBS, Md. Matiar Rahman, expressed his appreciation for the successful implementation survey by expressing previous support from KOICA to enhance the capacity of the BBS personnel and develop three computer labs back in 2008 to 2010.

He ensured all sorts of cooperation to make this project successful, which will be a milestone for BBS in achieving Bangladesh's development goals.

The experts from Korea were ecstatic about the successful completion of the implementation survey and expressed gratitude to all parties involved for their efforts.

They were astounded by the hospitality of the recipient organization and emphasized that KOICA is committed to supporting the initiative and is confident that the project will bring about significant changes to the statistical system and contribute to the country's development. 

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