With all the recent advancements in the digital sector in Bangladesh, the groundbreaking news was quite anticipated for a while now.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has officially launched three digital online platforms- Eksheba, Ekpay, and Ekshop. The aim is to empower individuals to get diverse government organizations and take care of utility bills and fees.
The launching ceremony took place at the ICT Tower in Dhaka. The platforms are developed by the Access to Information (a2i) program under the ICT division.
What are these platforms?
All three platforms are part of the plan of the Bangladesh Government to provide the majority of the public services through online facilitations such as mobile phones or a uniform digitalized platform.
Citizens of Bangladesh can pay all kinds of utility bills, tuition fees for education and other government payments like holding taxes through EkPay- the newly launched financial platform. As reported, a number of 15 banks and 30 service providers are already aligned with the service. As for now, EkPay is offering the billing facility for more than 50 helped operators and more than 50,000 syndicated partner agents.
You can visit the website here: https://ekpay.gov.bd/#/home
The second platform is Eksheba- an online platform through any citizen of Bangladesh that can browse and identify all the government websites, apply for online services and verify other government services.
You can visit the website here: https://eksheba.gov.bd/
The last platform that makes us the most excited is Ekshop. So, what is Ekshop? It is a platform under A2i in which all the other e-commerce platforms will be connected. It is basically a market place for buying and selling which has accommodated the remote product developers. Any listed product developer from any remote area of Bangladesh can sell their products to anyone in Bangladesh using Ekshop.
You never know, maybe with this new marketplace, we are about to see a major change in the living standard of the remote business owners. Indeed, a brilliant step to include the majority who were till now absent from the light of digitization in terms of the business marketplace.
You can visit the website here: http://ekshop.gov.bd/
So, are you as excited as we all are? Let us know which one of the platforms will have the biggest impact on your life? For more exciting updates, stay updated with Markedium.