Two MoUs were signed between Bangladesh and India on
Saturday for improvement of cyber-security and IT sector.
A total of 22 documents were exchanged between officials of India and
Bangladesh in New Delhi, in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her
Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Of the two deals, one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for
cooperation between two countries on cyber security, while another one for the
overall development of the IT Sector, said an ICT Division handout here on
The cyber security-related MoU was signed between BD CERT (Bangladesh Cyber
Emergency Response Team) and CERT In (Cyber Emergency Response
The two teams will cooperate with each other and will work jointly to solve all
cyber security problems, according to the deal.
Another MoU was signed between ICT Division of Bangladesh and Indian Ministry
of Electronics and Information Technology.
The best practices on e-Governance, m-Governance, e-Learning, telemedicine
sectors will be shared between the two countries, as well as common service
centres will be set up in the rural areas as per the MoU.
The deal also emphasizes regulation of different IT services including Business
Process Outsourcing, Business Process Management and Knowledge Process
Outsourcing, and setting up hi-tech park and software park.
Under the MoU, the business-to-business partnership will be expanded between
Bangladeshi and Indian IT organisations, and joint projects will be implemented
with cooperation from government and non-government organisations of the two
countries for research, development and innovation in the IT sector.
In a reaction over telephone after the exchange of MoU documents, ICT Division
Secretary Subir Kishore Chowdhury said signing the two MoUs during the Prime
Minister's historic visit was a milestone for the ICT sector of
"The MoUs will play a vital role in building a Digital Bangladesh,"