The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has created a separate online portal to provide businesspeople with its Membership Certificate service digitally.
Md Sirazul Islam, executive chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), inaugurated the Membership Online Service portal at a programme held via Zoom on 24 December, said a press release.
According to the memorandum of understanding signed by the DCCI and BIDA in August, the online portal of DCCI is being integrated into the national online One Stop Service (OSS) window.
Very soon, two major services of DCCI – Certificate of Origin and Membership Certificate – will be available online through the OSS platform.
DCCI is the first organisation in the country's private sector to be associated with BIDA for providing its major services through OSS.
Shams Mahmud, DCCI president, said the OSS is an online facilitation mechanism that has brought relevant agencies and stakeholders together – coordinating and streamlining them to provide efficient and transparent services to investors.
Effective implementation of the OSS would facilitate overall local and foreign investment and employment generation, he said.
It would boost economic development and help attain the vision of becoming a developed nation by 2041, he added.
He hopes that very soon the preparatory work will be finished to integrate DCCI's two important services within the OSS.
Md Sirazul Islam said at the programme that currently, 36 services are being provided through the OSS platform that was launched in February 2019.
"However, by the end of this month, BIDA plans to increase the number of services to 41, and by the end of January next year, it wants to raise the number to 50," he said.
Additionally, he emphasised the importance of transparency and the security of data while providing online services to businessmen.
He urged DCCI to recommend businesspeople get services through the OSS.
Sirazul also requested the president of DCCI to make the OSS familiar among the business community.