Bangladesh Post Office (BPO) has undertaken a historical automation project with an aim to render reasonable and worth services to the general people making the whole easier, faster and cheaper with the boon of information technology. A contract has been signed in this regard on Tuesday between Bangladesh Post Office and Synesis IT Limited to implement the groundbreaking project titled “Web-Based Application Software for Process Automation of Postal Department” at Bangabandhu International Convention Center in capital. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Razi Uddin Ahmed Raju attended the landmark automation deal signing ceremony as Chief Guest. Additional DG (Planning) of Bangladesh Post Office A.K.M. Shafiur Rahman and Managing Director of Synesis IT Ltd. Shohorab Ahmed Chowdhury signed the agreement on behalf of Bangladesh Post Office and Synesis IT Ltd. respectively. The chief guest in his speech said that the project is expected to upgrade traditional services of Bangladesh Post Office through induction of information technology in order to meet the challenges of providing faster, more reliable, and more responsive services to the people. He expressed his hope that the project would not only automate the traditional Processes of Bangladesh Post Office, but also place BPO one step forward in the current competitive market.
The Minister reiterated his desire and commitment of his government to make Digital Bangladesh by 2021 through developing ICT sector of the country. In this regard, he reminded about the pledge of his government and party which was one of the major part of their election manifestos. Mr. Hasanul Hoque Inu, President of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications, Sunil Kanti Bose, Secretary of Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications, Mr. Mobasherur Rahman, Director General, other directors and Officials from the Bangladesh Post Office, and Postal Directorate, Members of the Project and officials from Synesis IT Ltd. and distinguished guests were also present in the ceremony.
Briefing the project goal and objectives, Mobasherur Rahman, the Director General of BPO, admits that this software would enable the Post Office to control its postal activities centrally and will bring efficiency to the postal services provided by BPO.