Local entrepreneurs will be able to create their own online marketplace, says the state minister for ICT
Bangladesh is going to create its own social media platform styled ‘Jogajog’, as an alternative to social media site Facebook, and ‘Alapon’, a platform to provide an alternative to WhatsApp.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the announcement on Saturday while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Entrepreneurship Masterclass Series 2 organized by Women e-Commerce.
“Through the Jogajog app, the entrepreneurs of the country will be able to create their own online marketplace and group for information, data, and communication,” he said.
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Palak explained how the ICT ministry successfully created ‘Boithok’ app as an alternative to Zoom and ‘Surokkha’ for Covid-19 vaccine registration.
According to the digital e-commerce policy of 2018, e-commerce, hardware, software and BPO sectors will be able to meet the target of creating more than 2 million jobs by 2021, he added.
Palak also hoped that it would be possible to earn $5 billion in export earnings from ICT by 2025.