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Bangladesh honored as president of APIS

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Dhaka- Banamali Bhowmick on behalf of the Bangladesh has been honored as president of Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (APIS) of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) for next one year.

The Asian Information Superhighway (APIS) initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet across Asia and the Pacific, by strengthening the underlying Internet infrastructure in the region.

Banamali Bhowmick has been honored in this prestigious position while an election was held at the conference of Strengthening Regional Information and Communication Technology Connectivity through the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AIPS) in China on August 29-30, a press release said here today.

Banamali Bhowmick, Director General of Information and Communication Technology Department, led the Bangladesh at the meeting and said it is the great honour of Bangladesh that it will play vital role to eliminate the discrimination of using the internet broadband in the Asia-Pacific countries.

China and Philippine elected as vice-presidents.

A total of 16 countries including China, Korea and Vietnam and 49 representatives of noted international organisations, members of ESCAP working and steering group and ESCAP international and regional partners took part the meeting.
-MS

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