Boithok, a web-based videoconferencing platform developed by the government of Bangladesh, is now accessible to the public.
Anyone can use it multiple times in one day with a nominal cost of Tk 50.
Tarique M Barkatullah, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) director (data centre), told The Financial Express that users can seamlessly conduct any meeting, class, seminar, webinar and so on at a lower cost.
Different government offices, including various ministries and Prime Minister's Office (PMO), have been using the online platform successfully.
Tarique M Barkatullah said people can use various features -- including recording, whiteboard, presentation screen sharing, social media streaming and waiting for lobby features -- like other international-standard platforms.
A team of Bangladesh Government's e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) developed the platform during the Covid-19 pandemic.
BGD e-GOV CIRT prepared the platform to run the government's activities during the pandemic period.
Confidentiality and data security are protected for all types of meetings held on the platform.
One can make a subscription to the platform by visiting the website address: vc.bcc.gov.bd.
People have been requested to visit: tinyurl.com/boithokSubs for further details.
On April 23 in 2021, State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak first unveiled the Boithok platform.