DAE launches automation services for entrepreneurs

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DHAKA, Feb 16, 2021 (BSS) – The government has launched automation services for export import of the agricultural commodities in the country to facilitate the entrepreneurs to get certificates through online under the service.

Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque today inaugurated the automation services at the plant quarantine wing under the Department of Agricultural Extension after joining online from the concerned ministry conference room here.

“With launching of the automation services under the Department, the entrepreneurs will get their certificates quickly through online. It will reduce sufferings to the entrepreneurs and ensure transparency and also will stop evasion of revenue tax as a whole,” he said.

So, he said, the people will have no longer to wait in queue for getting a certain services like before.”After introducing the automation services jointly arranged by the ICT and Synesis IT Limited, none of the manual certification will be allowed from the department,” he added.

After introducing the digital Bangladesh announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Dr Razzaque said, the facilities of information, communication and technology has nowadays reached the remote areas. So, the administrative works become speedier, transparent and corruption free, he added.

Chaired by DAE Director General M Asadullah, the programme also was attended, among others, by member of National Board of Revenue (NBR) Syed Golam Kibria, Plant Quarantine Wing Director Dr M Azhar Ali, World Bank Representative Hosna Ferdousi Sumi, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director AKM Akhter Hossen and ministry high officials.

Senior Agriculture Secretary Meshbahul Islam, Commerce Secretary Dr M Jafar Uddin and Additional Secretary (extension) of the Agricultural Ministry M Hasanuzzaman Kallol also attended the function as the special guests.

As many as 4,000 importers and exporters under 30 divisions of the DAE are directly being involved in export and import of the agricultural commodities.

Under the automation services, import permit certificate, phyto-sanitary certificate, release order certificate and all the services under anchorage certificate also will be issued online.

Besides, call center services also have been introduced for the subscribers as they will get answers to their queries through the call center service.