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2019-03-12 11:49:34 BdST

Chattogram will be centre of digital trade: Mustafa Jabbar

Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Monday said that port city Chattogram will be the centre of the country's digital trade and commerce in the future.

The minister came up with the remarks while attending a programme where Chattogram City Corporation and High tech Park authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at city corporation office.


"An economic zone has been set up at Mirsharai. The whole world is connected with Chattogram via its sea port which Dhaka don't has. So Chattogram will be the center of digital trade and commerce. Bangladesh is going through transformations," he said.

Given its geological position, development of Chattogram means progress of Bangladesh, he said.

State Minister for Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak who was also present at the programme, said currently a total of 10 crore people in the country use internet.

So far 9,000 Sheikh Russel Digital Labs (computer labs at educational institutions) have been established and 25,500 more labs will be set up across the country, he said.

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