South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun has expressed his government's commitment to continuously support strengthening the digital investigation capability of Bangladesh Police.
Ambassador Lee met Inspector General of Bangladesh Police Dr. Benazir Ahmed on Tuesday and discussed bilateral cooperation in addressing challenges in the constantly changing security environment, particularly in cyberspace.
Recognizing the close cooperation between the two countries and the Korean Government’s support in the capacity-building of Bangladesh Police, the two sides discussed the new assistance project by the Government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA titled “Safer Cyberspace for Digital Bangladesh.”
The project, which aims at strengthening the digital investigation capability of Bangladesh Police, consists of constructing Cyber Police Center (CPC) in Chattogram, providing digital investigation equipment in Dhaka, Chattogram, and Cox’s Bazar, dispatching digital investigation experts, and training of Bangladesh policemen in Korea.
The project period spans 2020 to 2023 with a total budget of 4.8 million US dollars, said the South Korean Embassy in Dhaka.
Between 2013 and 2016, Republic of Korea provided assistance to Bangladesh in establishing Cyber Investigation Center (CIC) and Cyber Training Center in Dhaka with a total project cost of $3 million.
Ambassador Lee expressed his appreciation to the Inspector General for the cooperation of Bangladesh Police in assuring the safety of Korean nationals living and doing business in Bangladesh.
He also invited Benazir Ahmed to participate in the International Police Summit organized by the Korean National Police from 20 to 23 October this year.