Power division inked on Monday deals with Microsoft and three other ICT (information and communication technology) firms to implement enterprise resources planning (ERP).
The ERP would help disseminate required information from own dashboards slashing dependency on others.
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid was present as the chief guest at the deal-signing ceremony at Bidyut Bhaban in the captal.
Apart from Microsoft, other three ICT firms were Computer Services, Techno Heaven and Tech Vision.
As per the deals, the firms would help power division under power, energy and mineral resources ministry for quick execution of the ERP.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hamid said the ERP would help utilise the resources properly and accelerate the country’s overall economy.
It would help develop human resources and their utilisation, ensure proper supply chain management, client service, sales and purchase, he mentoioned.
Initially, Power Division and 14 of its organsations would come under the ERP management, Mr Hamid added.
Power secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, power cell director general Mohammad Hossain and Microsoft’s local representative Gias Uddin also spoke at the event.