Govt to provide all facilities to develope ICT sector


The government has come forward to provide maximum opportunities to the young generation for the development of ICT sector. It have also plan to set up an incubation center for local startups in every district, just like as Hitech- Park. 

Senior Secretary of ICT Division  N M Zeaul Alam came up with these comment while speaking as chief guest at a hackathon inauguration program at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh on Saturday. 

To solve the most citizen centric 10 challenges of Bangladesh, “National Hackathon on Frontier Technologies” is going to be organized with the slogan “Think. Hack. Solve.". Under the ICT Division, “Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project” with its Startup Bangladesh banner in association with “High Commission of India in Bangladesh” and “Tech Mahindra Limited (TechM)” are organizing this Hackathon. ICT division is working to develope a startup ecosystem at the ICT sector in Bangladesh and this is the continuation of this hackathon.

The senior secretary said, “The ICT Division is also working to ensure that there is at least one floor dedicated to startups in every HI-TECH parks. ICT division is moving forward very quickly to implement the $5 billion earnings target set for the IT sector by 2021”. 

To this regard, he urged all young people to come forward to work together to build skilled work force for the nation in achieving such goal of the governemtn.

BAU Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Jashimuddin Khan, director of BAURES Professor Dr. Md. Abu Hadi Noor Ali Khan among others were present at the program.   BAU Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Jashimuddin Khan addressed various issues related to the 4th Industrial Revolution as special guest. He said a lot of work is being done on agriculture based on ICT. With the use of technology, Food in Bangladesh has become self-sufficient. Bangladesh has to come forward to achieve self-sufficiency not only in food but also in ICT too. He believes the need to raise more awareness of students in agriculture sector asap. 

As special guest, Deputy Director of iDEA Project Kazi Hosna Ara said that the government is adopting and implementing various projects to reach its full service in all the areas of the country. 

The iDEA project bearing its “Startup Bangladesh” banner is working to fund local entrepreneurs and supporting them through Mentoring, Grooming, Co-working space etc. 

He hoped that a startup ecosystem would be formed soon in Bangladesh. He informed to all that the details of the hackathon can be found on the Startup Bangladesh-iDEA project website at www.startupbangladesh.gov.bd. 

The deadline to apply for a hackathon is January 31, 2020 (Friday).