Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar to come under digital security system

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) will be brought under a digital security system as a part of the government's plans to build it up as a 'smart industrial city'.

"We want to monitor the ongoing development work from Dhaka and ensure tight security to avoid any kind of untoward incident inside the zone," said Paban Chowdhury, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza).

"For this reason, we will establish a digital security system in the zone," he added.

An information and technology communication solutions provider, aamra networks, will set up internet protocol cameras that focus on a select portion of the BSMSN which is currently undergoing development and houses Beza's site office free of charge.

Beza signed a memorandum of understanding with aamra networks in this regard yesterday and according to Chowdhury, the company is keen to start their work as soon as possible.

The 'smart city' concept basically combines the Internet of Things, cloud computing and big data analytics. In this system, devices collect data which is stored and analysed for real time application and solutions.

Beza plans to build up the BSMSN as a 'smart industrial city', complete with digital security systems to detect untoward incidents and illegal entry and high-speed telecommunications enabling remote monitoring from Dhaka, Chowdhury said.

To achieve this, Beza will appoint a competent consultant, he added.

"Initially, aamra will provide complimentary internet connectivity and video surveillance solutions that focus on a portion of the BSMSN," Sinha Humayun, senior manager for brand and product development at aamra networks, told The Daily Star.

It will enable Beza officials to remotely monitor and follow-up on the ongoing construction and development, he said, adding that in the future, they aim to provide IT solutions to investors of the BSMSN. 

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