January 27, 2021, 9:59 pm

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2019-10-15 15:20:13 BdST

AL govt turned country into ‘Digital Bangladesh’, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Awami League government has transformed the country into ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by making information technology accessible to all, including the marginal people, through efficient, service-oriented and ICT-friendly services in the last 10 and a half years.

She said this in a message issued on Monday on the occasion of the Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019.

In the message, the Prime Minister said, “Bangabandhu-1 satellite is providing services to subscribers. We’re also working to launch Bangabandhu-2 satellite and to connect to Submarine Cable-3. Bangladesh has emerged as a role model of socioeconomic development.”

She said they have put emphasis on advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Big Data, Block Chain, IoT and machine learning to meet the future challenges.

Sheikh Hasina expressed her belief that multifaceted 'Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019' organised by Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority and Bangladesh Computer Samity will provide a platform to establish network with the local, regional and global IT-ITeS industry leaders and experts to share their best practices and experiences.

It also will help promote IT export earnings and the use of ICT in education and accessibility to public services, she further said.

The Prime Minister wished a grand success of the three-day exposition which began at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Monday.

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