[Valid RSS]
August 15, 2022, 12:22 pm
Surge in EU exports to Russia Russia announces capture of strategic settlement in Donbass  Lithuania’s FM wants visa ban for anti-Putin Russians More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip Russia President greeted President & Prime Minister of Pakistan   Training and Awareness Programme on Sustainable Financing ৮ম বাংলাদেশ জুনিয়র সায়েন্স অলিম্পিয়াডের টাইটেল স্পন্সরের চেক হস্তান্তর করল আল-আরাফাহ্‌ ইসলামী ব্যাংক Russia boosts gas supply to EU nation OPPO ColorOS 12 won four design awards at the Red Dot Award More attention needed for quality education, social dev, gender equality & decent employment : CPD  Russia President greeted athletes on their professional holiday Moscow names condition for ‘normalization’ with USA Reduce electricity consumption this season with energy-efficient ACs  Call to Make Youth Free from Risks of Hypertension and Heart Diseases : speakers প্রাথমিক শিক্ষকদের নিয়ে স্ক্র্যাচ প্রোগ্রামিং ফলো-আপ ক্যাম্প অনুষ্ঠিত   Death toll in city’s Turag blast rises to 8 FBI seized top secret documents in Trump estate search realme offers fans to mega discount Lawmaker views Russia’s control of Zaporozhye NPP as key to regional nuclear security World on the brink of nuclear catastrophe : Moscow

IMED secretary urged all to work together for sustainable development

Bangladesh Beyond
  • Updated on Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • 138 Impressed

IMED secretary urged all to work together for sustainable development


Dhaka January 9 2022 :


The Secretary of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Department called upon all, including the employees and citizens of the Republic, to work together to continue the trend of development.

 “If there is harmony and honesty in the words and deeds of the employees of the republic then the people will also participate in the development work spontaneously,” said  Abu Hena Morshed Zaman, secretary of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under the Planning Ministry.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a virtual workshop on citizen involvement in the implementation of public procurement agreement in Bogra district on Sunday, 09.01.2022 at 03 pm. He further said, “I would request the concerned officials to keep in touch with the citizens and attend their orientation.”

He said, “We need to focus on making women more involved in this initiative. With the joint efforts of all, Citizen Engagement will grow into a big tree”. Calling on all stakeholders, including citizens, local government representatives and contractors, to come under one umbrella, he said, “A huge amount of people’s money is spent on the procurement process for the people. So people have the right to know how their money is being spent, where and for what purpose. The highest level of government is also interested in this matter.”

The speakers said that the strategy to be formulated by the government for the implementation of citizen involvement in public procurement is not the responsibility of any one but of all. In order to ensure the participation of all in the public procurement activities and to bring perfection, a civic monitoring team has been formed in the upazilas with the people around the work site. Their responsibility is to monitor the progress of the work and to report any irregularities to the local government officials in charge. This group is known as the “Citizen Monitoring Group”.

Speakers also said that the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division under the Ministry of Planning is working on the involvement of local citizens in the implementation of public procurement in 48 upazilas of the country in phases under the Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (DIMAPPP). Brac Institute of Governance and Development, Brac University is CPTU’s consultant for this purpose.

Under the DIMAPPP project, monitoring of implementation of this agreement has been started in a total of 48 upazilas including 16 upazilas in the first year and 32 more upazilas from the second year. BRAC’s Community Empowerment and Legal Protection (SELP) is collaborating with BIGD in this field. The participants exchanged their experiences at the field level and sought the views of the concerned Stakeholders.

In his introductory remarks, CPTU Director Mr. Md. Aziz Taher Khan thanked everyone and said, “The main objective of today’s workshop is to discuss how to ensure citizen participation in the implementation of public procurement agreements. What do you think about it will also be heard today.”

Speaking as the special guest, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Bogra, Mr. Md. Ziaul Hoque said, “Those who are taken as members of the citizen monitoring group have to be properly screened.”

 Syeda Salina Aziz, Senior Program Manager, BIGD, presented a power point titled “Citizen Involvement and Workshop Perspectives in Public Procurement Process”.


More News
© Copyright: 2020-2022

Bangladesh Beyond is an online version of Fortnightly Apon Bichitra 

(Reg no: DA 1825)

Developed By Bangladesh Beyond