Jobless growth is not the kind of growth we want.
That is why the promise of the IT sector to create two million jobs by 2021 is the kind of thing we need for the future.
Our GDP continues to climb, but that is simply not enough if we are to become a worthy global force in the long term.
With greater investment in the IT sector, we are glad to see that the nation’s focus on job creation is already under way.
The government’s plans to build IT parks and villages across the country is a worthy initiative to properly utilise the potential that our youths boast and truly see Digital Bangladesh reach fruition.
The government has already taken other initiatives, such as setting up economic zones across Bangladesh, which will generate an additional 10 million jobs.
It’s heartening to know that the government too has realised the importance of job creation for sustainable economic growth and is working towards ensuring that this becomes a reality.
For Bangladesh to achieve middle-income status, initiatives such as these are crucial steps which need to be taken.
And with the IT sector already playing a significant role in contributing to the economy and exporting services abroad, the sector has the potential to truly innovate the way Bangladesh presents itself to the world.
For a long time, we have relied too heavily on RMG as the driving force behind our economy. But is it time to innovate, and broaden our horizons.
With the IT sector promising more jobs, we are on the right track.