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A set of programmes in budget for digitalisation

  • Published at 11:02 am June 4th, 2015

In line with the incumbent widely publicised pledge to digitalise the country, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has announced that a set of programmes will be implemented and targets will be achieved by the upcoming fiscal year.

While placing the budget the finance minister said TK3587 crore would be allocated in the information and communication technology and postal and telecommunication sector, aiming to achieve the goals to make the development in the IT sector.

The finance minister said to facilitate the development of the information technology industry in every district, 12 IT villages around the country have been initiated to be established as part of the raising the digital infrastructures. 

He also said the establishment of Kaliakair High Tech Park in Gazipur district and Software Technology Park in Jessore was underway.

More hi tech and software technology parks to set up in Khulna, Chittagong and Rangpur divisions was underway. 

Muhith said projects to set up wireless broadband network has been undertaken to spread the broadband internet service countrywide.    

He also informed the parliament that the contract to send the first satellite (Bangabandhu Satelite-1) by 2016 has been signed.