Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy will inaugurate the expanded emergency services across the country using toll free phone number 999 on Tuesday.
Assistant inspector general (media) of police headquarters Soheli Ferdousi told BSS that Sajeeb Wazed Joy will formally inaugurate the services at a function at Osmani Memorial auditorium on Tuesday morning.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will address the function as the chief guest.
"People are currently using the 999 service to get emergency services from police. But after expansion of the service, people from every corner of the country will get 24/7 emergency services from police, ambulance and fire service by just dialing at 999 over both mobile phone and telephone," Ferdousi said.
She said the extended emergency services using the 999 phone number has been made likewise number 911 in the USA, 999 in the UK, and 112 in the EU, she said, adding that the 999 emergency services in Bangladesh will be world standard.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) desk of the police headquarters have developed its design. Community safety awareness workshops have already been organized across the country to make people aware about usage of the services, she added.