Blockchain technology will change the world in the coming days. It will help to ensure hundred percent certainty, transparency and accountability.
Ensuring disruptive technology to youth, including blockchain technology, is a must, otherwise the country may fall behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution competition.
ICT state minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said this while speaking as chief guest at the inaugural of ‘Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh 2021’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Thursday.
He said, “In order to ensure employment of the youth, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, blockchain and microprocessor design should be made proficient in 5 technologies. To this end, specialized labs, 300 schools of the future, Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers are being set up in 150 universities across the country. Besides, 6,000 Sheikh Russell Digital Labs have been established across the country. Work is underway to set up 5,000 labs and 10 more labs will be set up”.
Mentioning that four million people of the country have registered on the Suraksha.gov.bd Palak said that, “Bangladesh ranks 10th in the world in vaccine activities. We can use the blockchain application to make the registration process online interactive and verifiable at home and abroad”.
He requested the entrepreneurs, mentors and judges involved in the Blockchain Olympiad to bring the registration platform to this technology. He added that transparency, accountability and information security can be ensured through the use of blockchain technology in all sectors of government, including health, education, agriculture and land management.
The state minister said that, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's vision of digital Bangladesh was a philosophical direction.
One of its goals is to bring services to the doorsteps of the people, establish a corruption-free state and ensure the employment of the youth through the best use of technology”.
Parth Pratim Deb, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council, presided over the function. BCOLBD convenor Mohammad Kaikobad, BCOLBD Coordinator Habibullah N Karim, Ambassador Md. Abdul Hannan, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, President of the Hong Kong Blockchain Society Lawrence Ma, CEO of FBCCI Mahfuzul Haque among others also spoke on the occasion.