10 May 2022, 20:43

Virtual platform to be introduced to create business opportunities: Palak

DHAKA, May 10, 2022 (BSS) - State Minister for Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak has said that a meta version or a virtual
business presence platform is being introduced in Bangladesh to create trade

"He said it was not possible for many traders to run their business directly
that is why through this platform traders can trade or invest in Bangladesh
from abroad without visiting the country," he said.

He was speaking as special guest at the "Digital Bangladesh IT Investment
Summit" organized by the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority under the
Department of ICT at the Trump Building in New York on Monday, said a press
release here today.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque was present as the chief
guest at the conference.

Aparajita Haque,MP, Nahid Khan Nahid Khan ,MP, Chief Coordinator SDG Affairs
of the Prime Minister's Office Zuena Aziz and Bangladesh Investment
Development Authority Chairman Sirajul Islam and Bangladesh Ambassador to the
US Shahidul E Consul General Monirul Islam in New York were present.

Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Managing Director Dr Bikarna Kumar Ghosh
presided over the ceremony.

"Bangladesh will become the world's leading exporter of digital devices by
2031, we have already achieved Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021 and in the last
13 years, employment of 20 lakh youth has been ensured in the ICT sector,"
Palak said.

"Under the direction of Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Advisor to the Prime Minister,
we would create job opportunity for three million young people in the IT
sector by 2025, 100% e-services would be provided and the country would
achieve knowledge based, progressive economy, innovative and smart Bangladesh
by 2041," he added.

At the conference, expatriate Bangladeshi Bobby announced to invest USD 15
million in Bangladesh's Hi-Tech Park.


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