”10 lakh more jobs in ICT sector within 5 yrs”


Published:
2019-12-11 00:15:28 BdST

Update:
2021-04-17 04:20:48 BdST

Published: 2019-12-11 00:15:28 BdST

Live Correspondent: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said employment for 10 lakh more people will be created in the next five years through expansion of the Information and Technology (IT) sector in the country.

“Employment for over 10 lakh youths has been created in the country’s IT sector in the last 11 years after declaring the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ programme. Expansion of the IT sector will create employment for 10 lakh more people in the next five years,” he said.

The state minister was addressing a press conference at the conference room of ICT Division in the city’s Agargaon area while disclosing programmes of the ‘Digital Bangladesh Day-2019’ to be observed on December 12 across the country.

ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, ICT Department Director General ABM Arshad Hossain and Bangladesh Association of Call Centre and Outsourcing (BACCO) President Wahid Sharif and other officials concerned were present at the event.

‘Digital Bangladesh’ is moving forward fast under the efficient leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasin, Palak said, adding that because of her firm commitment and prudence, Bangladesh is now a name of brighten example in IT sector across the globe.

‘Digital Bangladesh’ has got its complete shape with the directives of ‘Architect of Digital Bangladesh’ and Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, he said. The ICT Division has taken various programmes to observe the ‘Digital Bangladesh-2019’ across the country on Thursday with the theme ‘Verify the
accuracy before sharing in the Internet’.

Besides, a concert will be held on the United International University (UIU) campus in the city’s Bashundhara area at 3 pm on the day.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present at the programme as the chief guest while Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Post Tele Communication and Information Technology AKM Rahmatullah will be present as special guests.

Dhaka 10 December (campuslive24.com)//IHA


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