Dhaka, May 12 -- The government should remove discriminatory tax structures for local companies to ensure a level playing field for all domestic and foreign firms in the public procurement process, said speakers at a seminar on Sunday.

They came up with the observations at the seminar titled "Public Procurement Act-Challenges and Opportunities' organised by the International Business Forum of Bangladesh in Dhaka city.

Speaking as chief guest, State Minister for Planning Md Shahiduzzaman Sarker said the current government has introduced electronic government procurement to ensure transparency at the very primary level.

"e-GP has changed the procurement process 180 degrees," he said, adding that there are more ways for improvement in ter...