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Jabbar: Govt trying to bring everyone under digital connectivity

  • Published at 10:58 pm August 3rd, 2021
Mustafa Jabbar
File photo of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar Mahmud Hossain Opu

Bangladesh is preparing to take part in the fourth industrial revolution, he says

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said that the government is committed to bringing almost every person under digital connectivity as it has been taking various pragmatic steps to this end.

"Bangladesh has made preparations to take part in the fourth industrial revolution under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he told a World Bank delegation during a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

World Bank's Regional Director for Infrastructure in South Asia Guangzhe Chen led the delegation, according to a press release.


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The delegation was briefed on the role of the Posts and Telecommunications Division in the COVID-19 pandemic, the current picture of broadband connectivity in Bangladesh, the current challenges in the telecom sector, and what needs to be done to overcome the challenges.

During the meeting, they exchanged views on the development of the telecommunications sector, in particular, 5G-infrastructure, digital network support in educational institutions and strengthening cyber security.

The World Bank delegation noted that digital connectivity is very important for educational institutions.

Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Md Afzal Hossain, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shyam Sundar Sikder, BTRC Director General Brig Gen Md Nasim Parvez and World Bank Country Director Dandan Chen joined it, among others.

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