A Pioneer in Development
Established in 1972, Development Design Consultant Limited is a multi-disciplinary private consultancy firm that has led hundreds of technical and non-technical projects of the government. As an industry-leading consultancy firm, it has diversified expertise and specializations for a wide range of services. The development of Rupsha Bridge, Kuril Flyover, and Mayor Hanif Flyover are some of their most notable consultancy projects. The consultancy includes services ranging from physical and social impact assessment to detailed engineering to project identification to digital bid documentation and much more. The assistance of DDCL has aided the Government of Bangladesh in the efficient development of physical infrastructures for the past five decades.
DDCL’s ICT wing has monitored and developed various digital development agendas of the government for the last 20 years. With the vision of going beyond building products just to meet the requirements, DDC ensures seamless user experience with the desired benefits. Throughout their journey of developing software and websites for different government wings, they have always ensured that the purpose has been served and quality has not been compromised.
DDCL has developed a network infrastructure that is well-aligned with the latest communication technology trends worldwide. They have strategic alliances with leading technology suppliers and proven skills in wireless technologies. They also oﬀer LAN Management Solutions that they have implemented for many national service projects. The government initiations of installing printers, computers, and other devices under a common network are also often implemented by DDCL. Moreover, the company also owns a modern and well-equipped hardware section that is maintained by highly qualified and well-trained IT experts. As such, the ICT wing of DDCL serves as a 360 degree IT solution.
As the primary clients of DDCL, the Government of Bangladesh has developed many ICT projects in association with them. All of the projects have been impactful at digitalizing traditional services and introducing new services for e-governance and public services. Some of the projects are ongoing while others have been finished within the projected date.
The Government of Bangladesh has developed many ICT projects in association with them. All of the projects have been impactful at digitalizing traditional services and introducing new services for e-governance and public services.
Among some of the projects DDCL’s ICT wing has implemented is the Madrasah Education Management and Information System (MEMIS), a project that has developed the overall training and micro-managing opportunities for the central and local authorities in madrasah education. The development of the system has also aided the human resource activities for the Madrasah Education Board. They are also digitizing paper-based records for the Office of the Registrar, Joint Stock Companies & Firms (RJSC) which is facilitating the Ministry of Commerce in handling complications in a decentralized manner, limiting the dependency on the paperwork that was very time-consuming.
Perhaps the most notable project being implemented by the ICT wing of DDCL is Sheikh Russel Digital Labs. The GoB has sanctioned 5000 schools throughout the country to be equipped with fully functioning digital labs. Apart from the task of setting up the digital labs, DDCL will also prepare the module for information and communication technology training for over 30,000 teachers to help them to run the digital labs properly.
The Sheikh Russel Digital Labs project is developing the scope of practical ICT learning for students. RJSC project opened the doors of a digital application for the registration procedure of firms. Similarly, all the projects that DDC has implemented and worked on in the last two decades have helped develop and digitize government operation procedures, mitigate the dependency on paper-based work and made various government operations procedures efficient with the help of the latest software technologies.
DDC looks forward to delivering more IT-enabled services to the government in the near future to further aid the vision of Digital Bangladesh. Their contributions to the development of the country in ICT or other sectors have been recognized and awarded multiple times in the past. Their future projects in affiliation with the government in infrastructural development, ICT, urban and regional planning, water resource engineering will pave the way towards building a secure and better Bangladesh.