A world class software testing centre is being set up at IDB Bhaban in Dhaka. The first of its kind in Bangladesh, the testing centre aims to verify and validate software systems in government offices, to create awareness and elevate the software testing industry in the country and build resources to support desired growth in the software testing arena.
Mohammad Saiful Alam Khan, director of the Software Quality Testing and Certification (SQTC) Centre project, told BSS of the matter.
The project is being established at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC).
In addition, the centre is undergoing Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMI)-3 certification to take its standards to the international level.
"It was very hard to ensure the quality of the locally developed software because many of the products are faulty or infected with bugs," said State Minister for the ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
"It will help boost our software exports and will pave the way for the Digital Economy," he added.
"Establishing such a center would definitely play a role in helping maintain international standards in producing and exporting software," Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) President Mustafa Jabbar told BSS.
The BASIS chief also said the earnings from exporting software are gradually increasing, as the country had exported software worth around $700 million in the last fiscal alone.
"In the current fiscal year, we have exported software worth around USD one billion. The government has decided to give cash incentives to the sector lately, and we are hoping that will help to raise the export bar much higher," Jabbar added.