DHAKA, March 21, 2019 : For the first time in the history of public procurement in Bangladesh, the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) provided four-day training on electronic government procurement (e-GP) to an Ethiopian delegation at CPTU in Dhaka.
A nine-member Ethiopian e-GP team received the training from March 18 to March 21, 2019 from experts at CPTU of Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under the Ministry of Planning, said a press release.
Earlier, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Zambia visited the e-GP system of Bangladesh at CPTU. But, the orientation for those countries was not as extensive as for Ethiopia that has started e-GP implementation.
On March 18, 2021 the Ethiopian team met Secretary in Charge of IMED Abul Mansur Md Faizullah at his office. The same day Director General of CPTU Md. Ali Noor chaired a meeting with the delegation at CPTU.
The Ethiopian delegation was led by Marta Luwigi, Director General of the Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service. Other members of the delegation were from Ministry of Finance, National Bank of Ethiopia, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopian Road Authority, Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency and the World Bank Ethiopia Office.
During the period, Senior System Analyst Md Mosharraf Hussain, Senior e-GP Adviser Ashfakul Islam of CPTU, Deputy Team Leader of e-GP Operation and Maintenance Nazmul Islam Bhuiyan and Trainer Hasan Mahmud of Dohatec conducted various sessions on e-GP for the Ethiopian team. On March 21, 2019 the DG of CPTU concluded the training.
The CPTU has been implementing e-GP with support from the World Bank since 2011 as part of the government’s vision for digitizing all public services to improve the public service delivery.