BGMEA gets Digital Bangladesh Award 2021

RMG Times
রবিবার, ডিসেম্বর ১৯, ২০২১
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Desk Report: The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has won the Digital Bangladesh Award 2021 for its ‘Biometric Identity and Worker Information Management System’.

BGMEA developed the initiative of preparing a biometric database of apparel workers in 2013. The ‘Biometric Identity and Worker Information Management System (Worker Database)’ stores workers’ records, including information related to their employment and identities in the local and cloud server databases.

At present, this database is being used by about 2,500 member factories of BGMEA for more than 4 million workers every day.

On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak handed over the crest to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at an event at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.

The premier attended the programme virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban. PM’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus was present at the special guest.

In his speech Mr. Faruque Hassan said,”BGMEA made the Digital Worker Database considering the importance of accurate, credible and complete information of the workforce in the RMG sector, which is in alignment of the government’s vision of building Digital Bangladesh”.

It is also noteworthy that the BGMEA has also been awarded with the ‘WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards’ in Sustainable Growth/Circular Economy Award category by WITSA for using ‘Biometric Identity and Worker Information Management System’ in the 25th World Congress on Information Technology.