Govt for removing all barriers to flourish IT industry: Mannan

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DHAKA, Mar 20, 2017 (BSS)- State Minister for Finance and Planning M A Mannan today assured of considering the proposals relating to exemption of tax from manufacturing of laptop, computer and internet based devices for flourishing the IT industry.

The assurance came when ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak and the ICT trade body leaders submitted a 17-point proposal for development of ICT sector at a pre-budget discussion held at the Bangladesh Computer Council Auditorium here.

“The government wants to remove all barriers on way to flourish IT industry…. If we are convinced that the proposals are logical and beneficial for building Digital Bangladesh definitely the government will consider,” the Finance and Planning Minister said, adding that the era of raising demand is being ended as the government believes in discussion to solve any problems.

Supporting the 17-point proposals which have been made studying tax and incentives packages offered for development of Silicon Valley and Bangalore based IT companies Zunaid Ahmed Palak said tax exemption from manufacturing of laptop, computer and internet based devices are required for achieving the target of US$5.0 billion by 2021 through ICT export.

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