AI, robotics, big data analytics being used to make people’s lives easier

ICT State Minister says at BASIS Japan Day 2022

Published : 21 Nov 2022 09:00 PM
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State Minister for Information Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, with the aim of creating a Smart Bangladesh by 2041, four issues are being prioritized: Smart Citizen, Smart Economy, Smart Government and Smart Society. 

He said AI, robotics, big data analytics, etc. have also started to be used to make people's lives easier.”

The State Minister was addressing the ‘BASIS Japan Day 2022’, organized by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) on Sunday, at a city hotel. 

He further said, “Now is the right time for Bangladesh to work together with Japan. Our Prime Minister always suggested that government should create business friendly environment and private sector should do business. This is one of the strategies of the current government that we follow. "

    BASIS president Russell T. Ahmed presided over the program while Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, was present as the Chief Guest. AKM Ahmedul Islam Babu, Director of BASIS and Chairman of BASIS Japan Desk delivered welcome speech on the occasion. Masud Bin Momen, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh ITO Naoki, Chief Representative of JICA Ichiguchi Tomohide, Yuji Ando, Country Representative of JETRO, Hiroshi Sameshima, President of Miyazaki University, Japan, president of BJCCI, BASIS members and Japanese companies working in Bangladesh also were present.  

Speaking as a special guest on the occasion, Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Md. Masud Bin Momen said, "Japan's cooperation has always been positive in the overall development of Bangladesh. 

Japan is one of Bangladesh's main friends in terms of economic and diplomatic relations." 

At the program, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh ITO Naoki, said, “Bangladesh is an important place for Japanese investment. 

Bangladesh has advanced a lot in terms of information technology. Therefore, the IT sector of Bangladesh is a significant potential sector for investment. Government of Bangladesh has taken various programs giving great importance to the information technology sector of the country. So there is a lot of opportunity for Bangladesh and Japan to work together in the information technology sector.” 

BASIS President Russell T Ahmed said, “Bangladesh and Japan have very good and close relations. BASIS has always been working with the aim of developing deep relations between Bangladesh and Japan by bridging business friendship in the field of technology of the two countries.”

The ceremony marked the signing of a cooperation agreement between BASIS and University of Miyazaki. On behalf of BASIS, AKM Ahmadul Islam Babu, BASIS Director and Chairman of BASIS Japan Desk, signed the cooperation agreement.