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PM: AL govt transformed country into Digital Bangladesh

Government made information technology accessible to all through efficient, service-oriented and ICT-friendly services

Update : 14 Oct 2019, 07:34 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Awami League government has transformed the country into a Digital Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina said Awami League government has made information technology accessible to all, including marginal people, through efficient, service-oriented and ICT-friendly services in the last ten and a half years, reports BSS.

She said this in a statement issued on Monday on the occasion of the Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019.

“I am happy to know that Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority and Bangladesh Computer Samity are organizing ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019’ in Dhaka,” she said.

The premier said: “We have put emphasis on advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Big Data, Block Chain, IoT and machine learning to meet the future challenges.”

She said Bangabandhu Satellite-1 has already been providing services to subscribers.

“We are also working to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-2 and to connect with Submarine Cable-3. Bangladesh has emerged as a ‘role model’ of socio-economic development,” she said.

The prime minister expressed her optimism that the multifaceted ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019’ will provide a platform to establish network with the local, regional and global IT-ITeS industry leaders and experts with a view to sharing their best practices and experiences.

Sheikh Hasina hoped the expo would also help promote IT export earnings and use of ICT in education and accessibility to public services.

She wished the ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019’ a grand success.

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