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Dhaka Thursday,  May 13, 2021

BERC begins e-licencing service week

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission holds a programme in its office in Dhaka on Tuesday on the occasion of the beginning of e-licencing service week. — New Age photo

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday opened e-licencing service allowing entrepreneurs in the power and energy sector to register their businesses online.

From now on, licences for power production, energy transmission, sale, transportation and distribution can be obtained or renewed online.

‘We are a step closer in realising our dream of running a paperless office,’ said BERC chairman Monowar Islam at the inaugural ceremony of the e-licencing service week in the afternoon at BERC office in Dhaka.

He, however, said a long way to go to make doing business easy for the private sector.

He said that Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and there has been a sustainable economic development in the country for over a decade.

‘Private sector is playing a significant role in Bangladesh’s advancement and we want to smooth their operations further,’ said Monowar.

BERC assistant director Rezaul Hoque briefed private sector invitees at the ceremony about how to take advantage of the e-licencing service to better their business.

He said that the commission wanted to save people’s time spent visiting the BERC office for getting a license.

He said that e-licencing would save their money also.

Currently, there are about 4,000 licensed businessmen in the power, gas and petroleum sectors.

Another 300 licenses were pending with the BERC seeking approval for doing business in the energy sector.

Techvista Systems developed the software for BERC’s e-licencing service.

Apart from the private sector representatives, the ceremony was also attended by the four members of the BERC.

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