Experience sharing meeting on the global best practice of One Stop Service (OSS)
Dhaka (30 May, 2017):
An experience sharing meeting on the global best practice of One Stop Service (OSS) was held today morning at the board room of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) with its Executive Chairman Kazi M. Aminul Islam in the chair. Mr. Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Senior Secretary of the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Mr.Mashroor Riaz, Senior Economist of the World Bank Group (WBG); Mr. Asif Ibrahim, Advisor of BUILD and Mr. Miah Rahmat Ali, Private Sector Specialist of WBG shared their experience in the meeting in the presence of BIDA officials.
Noted that the delegation led by Mr. Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Senior Secretary of the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs visited New Zealand and Singapore, the two countries topped by global rankings, recently in order to experience the global best practice of One Stop Service (OSS) and the meeting was organized to share such experiences with BIDA officials.
Senior Secretary Mr. Mohammad Shahidul Haque said, we need to improve the business climate for the sake of the development of our common people’s fate. By giving the example of the top position of New Zealand in Ease of Doing Business Rankings he said, all the procedures for online registration of the company are completed only within 35 minutes. Due to easy business procedure and developed business climate, 5 lakh 70 thousand public limited companies have been formed in New Zealand, a country of just 45 lakh people which in one word is unprecedented. He said, New Zealand and Singapore, the two countries, have already entered the era of i-governance (integrated governance) from e-governance (electronic governance). We also need to follow this path in order to make business process easier and business climate developed by enabling quicker and easier inter-agencyand inter-ministerial coordination.
BUILD Advisor Mr. Asif Ibrahim said, one of the main experiences of this visit is to ensure the active participation of the private sector in policy reforms. He mentioned that a 13-member Private Sector Coordination Committee headed by Honorable Prime Minister is working in this regard. Private sectors in New Zealand and Singapore are so active in the formulation of government policy that they determine the quality of service of government agencies through the service delivery ranking.
WBG Private Sector Specialist Mr. Miah Rahmat Ali said, New Zealand and Singapore have simplified all policies, laws and regulations regarding ‘Ease of Doning Business’. Any legislation is enacted and implemented there through regulatory impact analysis.
BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M. Aminul Islam said, we will create an outline of i-governance within shortest possible time in order to improve the business and investment climate. He hoped that the experienced gained from the visitors will act as a direction-indicator in determining the future action strategies of BIDA.
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Bangladesh Investment Development Authority
Prime Minister’s Office