Bangladesh Cabinet for restoring govt data at Kaliakair Data Centre

The cabinet at its regular weekly meeting today decided that all the government organizations will compulsorily restore their data at the Kaliakair Data Centre with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

“It is compulsory from now on for the government organizations to store their data at the Kaliakair Data Centre under the ICT Division while private organizations can also do it on payment,” Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told a news briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat here following the meeting.

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Mentioning that the storage capacity of the data center is 300 terabytes, he said there’ll be a backup of the data stored in the Kaliakair Data Centre in Jashore so that the data will not be lost even if the data center is destroyed by any means.

In this connection, he said that the cabinet approved retrospectively the revised drafts of a memorandum of association and articles of association of a company titled ‘Bangladesh Data Centre Company Limited’.

The Prime Minister chaired the meeting joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here while her cabinet colleagues from the Cabinet division.

The cabinet secretary said that all the ministries and divisions of the government have to open servers of their own at Kaliakair Data Centre to preserve their data.

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