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Palak: Digital Bangladesh to be built with youths’ talents

  • Published at 08:10 pm April 10th, 2021
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File photo: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak from the meeting room of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs via video conference at the inaugural ceremony of a computer training course under a neurodevelopmental disorders project on Sunday, January 27, 2019 Courtesy

Palak said that in order to build an innovation ecosystem in the country, priority must be given on technological advancement by changing the education infrastructure

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday said the country needs to build as a problem solving nation with country made innovation and solutions.

Emphasizing on building a digital society, he said: “We need to build a sustainable economic liberation with the power of innovation and solution of youth.”

He was speaking as the chief guest at a webinar on “Achieving Digital Bangladesh Adventures and Future Destinations” organized by Innovation and Development Associates, said a press release.

Palak said that in order to build an innovation ecosystem in the country, priority should be given to active learning and hands-on training, research and problem solving and technological advancement by changing the education infrastructure.

He suggested simplifying copyright and trademark management to build innovative ecosystems.

The state minister said the challenge of the 4th Industrial Revolution should be taken as an opportunity.

To this end, we want to build a digital economy by building an inclusive digital Bangladesh by harnessing the talents and technology of the youth through partnership.

“90% of basic government services have already gone online to implement the Digital Bangladesh vision,” he said, adding: “About 90% of the population is now able to connect to the Internet.”

Former Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad presided over the webinar hosted by World Bank Advisor Hussain Samad.

A2I Policy Adviser Anir Chowdhury, former Bidar Chairman Kazi Aminul Islam, Datasoft Managing Director Mahbub Zaman, SBK TechVenture founder Sonia Bashir Kabir, and Tareq M Barkatullah presented their proposals at the webinar.

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