24 Feb 2024, 16:41

Over 10 lakh job opportunities to be created in next 5-year: Palak

KHULNA, Feb 24, 2024 (BSS) - State Minister for Information and Communication 
Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak here on Friday said Bangladesh is getting 
success rapidly in ICT sector as the government is working to transform the 
country into a "Smart Bangladesh" by 2041.

"The government is working to successfully implement the four bases of 
building a "Smart Bangladesh" which included making smart citizens, a smart 
economy, a smart government and smart society," he said while visiting 
Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited at Shiromoni in Khulna city.

Thanking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the massive development of digital 
technology, Palak said: "A total of two million people have been employed in 
the last 15 years through the expansion of digital technology in cope with 
the ICT sector."

Over 10 lakh job opportunities will be created in the next five years in 
continuation of this, the state minister said. 

Modern technology will be applied to the Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited, 
established by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for 
good and quality products, he added.

The construction work of the Hi-Tech Park by the river of Rupsha is going on 
in full swing at a cost of around Taka 200 crore, he continued.

He, however, said all business establishments, companies and service provider 
centers under the ICT ministry are possible to turn profitable organisations 
through united works with honesty and sincerity.

Managing Director of BCSL Engineer Jogodish Chandra Mondal, Post Master 
General Md Shamsul Alam, Additional Post Master General Md Aminur Rahman, 
officials and employees were present, among others. 


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