Security Measure

Bangladesh looks forward to welcoming you in December. And this is the most pleasant month in Dhaka City while temperature fluctuates from 20°C to 25°C. To offer your sooth and lovely stay in Dhaka, we are taking flawless security measurements too.

The organizers of this event will accept and show duty of care for the safety of the event. ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Communication and Information Technology and BASIS will take all necessary measures/precautions with the help of law enforcement agencies to ensure top most safety of all contenders in the 17th APICTA Awards Dhaka. Risk management is an integral part of event management process.

In Bangladesh, December is not only the month of victory, but also the month of events and festivals. There will be other giant events where government is contributing in conjunction with the 17th APICTA Awards Dhaka. The mega ICT event of Bangladesh “Digital World 2017” will be held alongside the 17th APICTA Dhaka. This event will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and concluded by Hon’ble Finance Minister Mr. A M A Abdul Muhith. Ministers from different countries will participate in Ministerial Conference of Digital World 2017. Therefore, highest level of security arrangement will be available not only at the event place, but also all over the city.

One of the most important sporting events “Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)” will be started on November 04 and continued till December 12 (http://www.tigercricket.com.bd/bpl/). Foreign cricketers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa and England will play on this 5th edition of BPL. Security is considered as the most important issues for the government during that month.

Besides, Bangladesh is celebrating 46 years of victory on December 16. Apart from these events, Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14 and Christmas on December 25 will be observed. On these occasions, government ensures special security for whole country throughout these two months. Government will ensure flawless security measures in Dhaka city from November to December.

We are considering the 17th APICTA Awards 2017 as a major INTERNATIONAL EVENT for Bangladesh. Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor, ICT State Minister and other prominent ministers will participate in different sessions of APICTA and Digital World. ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and BASIS are going to host this prestigious international event where a good number of measures will be taken to ensure security during the program:

Partnerships with Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is going to be the partner of the 17th APICTA Awards Dhaka. This vital governmental organ will inform Bangladesh Police to take necessary measures for the event.
  • Special Security Forces (both public and private) will be deployed for the event. Government law enforcing agencies along with private security forces will be in place at Radisson Blu Water Garden and Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).
  • Special Security Measurement will be offered from government side at the accommodation/residing hotels.
  • Gulshan and Banani Police Stations will be provided with participants’/contenders’ mobile phone numbers. Anyone can reach security offers any time through protocol officers. You can also communicate with Officers in charge of the respective police station (https://dmp.gov.bd/find-your-local-police/).

One Protocol Officer will be assigned for each 16 economies. These officers will be at your service for 24 hours and any participants/ contenders are welcome to contact with them at any point of time/ situation. He will ensure that adequate measures are in place for the safety of participants/contenders attending the event. He will also be the facilitator of all means of communication and transportation.

Volunteers will be deployed to assist the participants/contenders when and where necessary. They will also provide guidance and support during commuting main venue to residing hotels.

All contenders attaining in the event will receive free mobile sim card with internet package (free 1GB data allowance). A list of phone numbers will always be available to the respective protocol officer for your safety and security. APICTA Help Desk in each hotel will also be provided with these phone numbers. They will always keep in touch with you and locate your movement all time.

All hotels are located in the diplomat area of Dhaka city, i.e., Gulshan and Banani. These hotels will be the official secured zones during the event. No one can access to these hotels without proper security checking. There will be metal detector at the entrance of the hotel. The law enforcing agencies will support all time at the main venue and ensure event safety.

Shuttle Bus Services – The Organizing team will ensure safety and security for all official communications during the event. One volunteer will assist the contenders and ensure security during the movement from the residing hotels to Radisson Blu. Police escort will be also provided to during the transportation.

UBER – This service will be available for any personal purposes since UBER is our official partner. They will have your mobile numbers and track your movement from one place to another.

Special security support will also be available for those who participating in Digital World 2017 event. As a mega government event, highest security will be ensured to all the exhibitors (local and foreign) and speakers.

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