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Tk 1,930 crore proposed for ICT Division

  • Published at 06:02 pm June 13th, 2019
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TK3,461 crore for the Post and Telecommunication Division

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed Tk 1,930 crore for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division in the budget for 2019-20 fiscal.

The minister also proposed TK3,461 crore for the Post and Telecommunication Division.

“Establishing Digital Bangladesh is one of the key commitments of the government. Work on necessary infrastructural development, and extensive expansion of the information communication technologies has been undertaken with a view to providing easy public service to the doorsteps of the people in the country,” Kamal’s said during his budget speech on Thursday.

Broadband internet access facilities have been extended up to the union level, he said adding: "Already all districts and divisions in the country have been brought under the 4G network, and mobile networks have been established in inaccessible upazilas. The government is taking necessary preparations to quickly rollout fifth generation (5G) mobile services.” 

In his budget speech, the minister further said, around 18,434 government offices under the ministries, divisions, directorates, districts, and upazilas have been connected through an integrated network.

Kamal, a businessman-turned politician, unveiled his first national budget of Tk523,190 crore at the parliament on Thursday.