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BD showcases smart land service initiatives at WB Confce

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 190

The five-day prestigious World Bank Land Conference 2024, where Bangladesh actively participated ended on Friday at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference started on May 13.

This marked Bangladeshs inaugural participation in the conference, during which it showcased the Smart Land Service programme. The theme of the conference was Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action.

About 1,500 representatives of government and non-government and international organizations, academia, civil society, and stakeholders from different countries discussed land ownership, land-related laws, land administration, and civil land services at the conference.
 
They exchanged experiences, information, and knowledge at the conference.

Land Ministrys Joint Secretary Dr. Jahid Hossain Panir joined the event as the representative of Bangladesh at the Regional Operational Workshops session of the conference.
 
In the conference, the Bangladesh delegation highlighted the smart land management activities taken under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinas special initiative Digital Bangladesh, according to a press release.

The conference provided an opportunity to learn about technical achievements, challenges, and innovations in individual management workshops for different countries and regions of the world.

On the final day of the conference, a daylong workshop titled Breaking Barriers: Access to Land and Poverty Reduction and Climate Resilience was held at the World Bank Headquarters. Bangladesh participated in the workshop, along with various countries from the East Asia, Pacific, and South Asia regions.

Jahid Hossain highlighted the Smart Land Service programmes of Bangladesh in this workshop. Currently, more than 10 land-related services are provided online to the citizens through this programme.

He explained to the world how the digitalisation of land services has ensured the security and tenure of land ownership of millions of citizens of Bangladesh.

At the conference, the initiatives of the Ministry of Land regarding increasing citizen services and awareness in the land sector were highlighted. These initiatives include user-centric design, seamless integration with essential services, automation, efficient workflow management, critical analytics and reporting, robust digital security, and a commitment to an open data governance policy, etc.

At the conference, the initiatives of the Ministry of Land to enhance citizen services and awareness in the land sector were highlighted. These initiatives include user-centric design, seamless integration with essential services, automation, efficient workflow management, critical analytics and reporting, robust digital security, and a commitment to an open data governance policy.

The Ministry of Land also shared information about plans for the integrated automation of registration, mutation, Khaitan (Record of Rights), and map updating following the transfer of land. Additionally, the increase in revenue in the land sector due to the digitalization of land services was lauded at the conference.






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