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📌 English Newspaper Article on MoU Signing & Launching Ceremony of Electronic Construction Permitting System (ECPS)

The Daily Observer | September 20, 2021

Earthquake-Free Urbanization

ECPS project launched in city

The Ministry of Housing and Public Works has launched the Electronic Construction Permitting System (ECPS) project for the purpose of earthquake-free planned urbanization.

State Minister for Housing and Public Works, Sharif Ahmed, inaugurated the ECPS system at a hotel in the capital on Sunday. State Minister Sharif Ahmed said, "Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) cautiously allow the construction of any new building in the capital. That is why, in many cases, this leads to delays in providing services much to the suffering of common people. " "The ECPS project has been developed to alleviate the public suffering. A person can apply for his building construction and get a solvency certificate in the shortest possible time from home. The service can be found at RAJUK website. The State Minister said, "The system has been developed with utmost care with the advice of foreign companies and skilled manpower to ensure smooth service of all construction works in the shortest possible time.
"The applicant does not have to contact anyone to know the latest status of his application. He will be able to know all the information from online," he added.

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The Financial Express | September 20, 2021

RAJUK launches online services

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK), the city-development authority, on Sunday formally launched an online platform to facilitate applications seeking approval for the development of new structures. The platform, called electronic construction permitting (ECP) system, will also help applicants save their time and money with the entire process.

State Minister for Housing and Public Works (MoHPW) Sharif Ahmed inaugurated the ECP system at a ceremony organised by RAJUK's Urban Resilience Project (URP) at a city hotel.

MoHPW Secretary Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker and the World Bank's Disaster Management Specialist Swarna Kazi attended the ceremony as the special guests while noted civil engineer Professor Dr M Shamim Z Bosunia as the guest of honour.

RAJUK Chairman ABM Amin Ullah Noori presided over the function where two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the ECPS were also signed. RAJUK Chairman Amin Ullah Noori, General Secretary of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) Md. Shahadat Hossain and President of Institution of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) Mubasshar Hussain inked the MoUs on behalf of their respective organizations.

Project Director of the URP Abdul Latif Helaly briefed the audience on the project and ECPS. According to the organizers, the ECP system is an electronic tool under the URP to administer and implement the overall building construction approval process including application, plan check, approval and occupancy certificate. The World Bank has been providing financial support to the URP and a US-based consulting firm, RTI International, has been providing other necessary support.

Speaking on the occasion, State Minister Sharif Ahmed said the ECP system has been developed in line with the guidelines of a world-class consultancy firm involving skilled professionals aiming to ensure smooth service for all construction works in the shortest possible time. "With the introduction of the system, all the activities ranging from the application process to the occupancy certificate will be completed online," he said.

Professor Shamim Z Bosunia said it is imperative for the developers to strictly follow the building code to help ensure the safety of buildings. The implementation of the building code could also minimize the losses during any natural disasters, he said, adding that the country is in an earthquake-prone zone.

According to organizers, an applicant through the ECP system will be able to know updates about the application using any device. An applicant will also be able to deposit money for various service charges online, using digital payment gateways and mobile financial services.

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The New Nation | September 20, 2021

Electronic Construction Permitting System (ECPS)

A B M Amin Ullah Nuri, Chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) and Engineer Md. Sahadat Hossain Shiblu, General Secretary of IEB, exchanging document after signing a MoU on "Electronic Construction Permitting System (ECPS)" on behalf of their respective organization at a city hotel on Sunday. State Minister for Housing & Public Works Sharif Ahmed M.P and Secretary of the ministry Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker, were present.

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The Daily Sun | September 20, 2021

Electronic Construction Permitting System (ECPS)

A memorandum of understanding on Electronic Construction Permitting System was signed between RAJUK, Engineers Institute of Bangladesh and Institute of Architects Bangladesh at a programme in a city hotel on Sunday. State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed was present on the occasion.

Source: The Daily Sun e-news