The Ministry of Land of Bangladesh has received this year's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award.
Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury received the award at a programme organised by different United Nations agencies, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the Popov Conference Hall of ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday last, said a press release of the ministry on Wednesday (Jun 1).
ITU secretary-general Houlin Zhao handed over the WSIS Prize trophy to the land minister, the release added.
Land secretary Md Mostafizur Rahman was also present at the event.
After receiving the award, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said that it is a great honor and privilege for the Ministry of Lands of Bangladesh to receive the WSIS Prize.
"This recognition will inspire us to work better," he added.
The Digital Land Tax System of the ministry of land wins the prize as the best project/initiative in the category namely ICT Applications: Benefits in all Aspects of Life-E-government.
Leaders across the world, ministers, senior government officials, civil society representatives, academia, the private sector representatives, and representatives from international and regional organisations, including the United Nations, and prize winners attended the programme.