06 Sep 2022, 19:45

Digital technology plays vital role to create women entrepreneurs: Jabbar

DHAKA, Sept 6, 2022 (BSS) - Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and
Information Technology Mustafa Jabbar today said the digital technology has
been playing a vital role in creating women entrepreneurs.

"Digital technology has changed the lifestyle of the people in the
country...The technology is also playing an incredible role in creating women
entrepreneurs," he said.

The minister said this as the chief guest at an inauguration session of a
three-day regional training on strengthening supply chain through the use of
digital commerce and digital marketing platforms organised by the Ministry of
Commerce, UN ESCAP and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic
Studies (BIISS) for women entrepreneurs at the BIISS auditorium here, said a
press release.

"After announcing Digital Bangladesh programme in 2008, some people did not
understand its depth and made fun. But gradually they realized that digital
facilities means online shopping, getting sacrificial animals and government
services while staying at home," he added.

"The updated technology made the life easy and keeping the lifestyle go on
during the Covid-19 pandemic situation," he said, adding that digital
Bangladesh is now not only an exemplary example for the world but also a tool
to build a developed Bangladesh without poverty and discrimination by
establishing a knowledge-based digital equal society by 2041.

Director General (DG) of WTO Cell of the Ministry of Commerce M Hafizur
Rahman, Acting Director General of BIISS Colonel M A Sadi, Deputy Director of
ISCAP South and Southwest Asia Dr Rajen S Ratna, UNRC representative Subarna,
South Asia Women's Development Forum Bangladesh Chapter President Nasreen
Fatema Awal and Women in e-Commerce Bangladesh President Nasima Akhtar also
spoke, among others.



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