The leaders of the apex trade body yesterday urged the government to apply the latest technologies for infrastructure development to help the Dhaka city run smoothly.
The demand came at a roundtable on “Business conceptualisation of smart cities: smart solution to urban infrastructure and traffic”, organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, at the Westin Hotel in Dhaka. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, acting president of FBCCI, moderated the discussion.
Md Akter Mahmud, chairman of the urban and regional planning department of Jahangirnagar University, presented the keynote paper.
Senior officials from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Dhaka WASA and experts from a number of universities attended the discussion.
Representatives from Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services, Siemens and ZTE Corporation presented videos on smart cities. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak joined the programme through video conferencing.