Robi Axiata Limited, the country’s leading digital service provider, and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) have planned to work together to build a smart city.
On this occasion, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Robi and DNCC on June 3.
Maqsud Hashem, Chief Town Planner of DNCC, and Robi Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations in the presence of Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam at Nagar Bhaban in Gulshan.
Under the agreement, initially, there are plans to set up active network infrastructure in 100 lampposts of Dhaka North City Corporation as per the policy of the regulatory body. There are also plans to set up smart city surveillance or digital surveillance systems for the safety of the citizens.
Under the Robi Smart City Internet of Things (IoT Technology), there are plans to build-smart an environment, smart street lamps, smart waste management and reducing noise pollution. There are also plans to set up Robi smart parking facilities for citizens, Robi shuttle services for students and digital displays.
DNCC Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam, who was the chief guest at the event, said, “DNCC and Robi have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a smart city. Other telecom companies should also come forward for the welfare of the city dwellers.”
In addition to the aforementioned amenities, he urged Robi to offer individuals with the required help so that they can pay their taxes at home through automation.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO of Robi, said, “To improve public services, we have no choice but to turn our cities into smart cities. In that sense, we applaud the Northern City Corporation’s initiative and are proud to be involved in the initiative to build a smart city. Robi is committed to delivering innovative digital services across the country and we are ready to extend a helping hand in any significant step towards digital progress.”
At the signing ceremony DNCC Chief Executive Officer Md. Selim Reza, General Councilor Md. Mofizur Rahman; Robi Axiata Limited’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer Shahed Alam and Chief Enterprise Business Officer Md. Adil Hossain Nobel was present.