Beximco Computers Ltd has won the ‘BASIS National ICT Awards 2022’ in the category of “Government and Citizen Services” for contributing to the highly impactful program titled ‘Food Friendly Programme’, a project of food ministry.
In recognition of providing innovative services in the IT sector, the award was given under the Food Friendly Programme (FFP) initiative of the Directorate under the Ministry of Food at a recent event, said a press release here today.
This year, sixty-eight projects of different Bangladeshi companies and individuals have won the BASIS National ICT Awards 2022 for their innovative products and services.
The winners of BASIS National ICT Awards 2022 will participate in the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA), known as the Oscars of the Pacific IT industry.
Food Friendly Programme’ is a dream of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, where nutritional support is provided to vulnerable families and rural households by offering rice at a subsidized price.
The ‘Food Friendly Initiative’ sought for eligible, extremely impoverished households who were in need of food, as a result, 4.25 million vulnerable recipients had benefited from this programme.
For the families to benefit from the initiative, a facial recognition technology must be used to identify them. The initiative started in March 2022, and after only 5 months, the Beximco Computers Ltd has implemented the project.