Digital Bangladesh is now visible and Bangladesh is on the brink of materializing technologies like AI, IoT, robotics and Blockchain devices, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.
He made this remark while speaking as the chief guest at a virtual meeting titled 'Crisis and Solution in Hardware and Software Business' organized by Elephant Road Computer Society (ECS) in Dhaka on Friday.
The Minister said, “We have made arrangements to bring digital connectivity to the doorsteps of the people as the backbone of Digital Bangladesh. Many developed countries will not be able to come to our level. As a result, we will be able to meet the challenges of technology. ”
Mustafa Jabbar also mentioned that challenging times have been ongoing for the people of every class and profession including business and industry, due to the global pandemic. He called for tackling the ongoing crisis with confidence and patience. Mentioning China, Russia and the United States the Minister asserted the possibility to face any challenge in case of staying ahead in technology.
Describing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the most far-sighted and sympathetic towards Bangladesh's IT industries, he added, "In 1998-99, Sheikh Hasina waived a tax of Tk 210 crore on computers. As a result, computers have become accessible to the general public. Under her dynamic leadership, breakthroughs have taken place in software, telecom, digital services and internet services. ”
President of the Shop Owners Association Towfik Ehsan, Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS) President Shahid-Ul-Munir, ECS leader Mujahid Al Beruni, Global Technology Director Jasim Uddin, Computer Source owner Asab Ullah Khan Jewel and Motijheel Computer Society leader Khandaker Haque Luton including BCS representatives from Mirpur, Chittagong, Khulna and Jashore were present in the event presided Mostafizur Rahman Tuhin.
Speakers at the event expressed their views on bringing digital device products and services under emergency products during pandemic period.