‘Govt to tackle challenges with local innovations’

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said that the government is preparing to tackle future challenges with technology-based local innovations, reports UNB.

The ICT Department is constantly working to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem or entrepreneurial culture and remove the disparity between the rich and the poor, urban and rural areas, said Palak.

He said this while addressing a webinar organised on the occasion of graduation awarding programme of the first phase of Covid Accelerator on Tuesday.

The ICT department has adopted a strategy for building the future by adapting to the changed situation, said Palak.
He further said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the advice of ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, Bangladesh has been able to tackle the coronavirus situation using digital technology in the last four months through digital infrastructure built in the last 11 years.

He also elaborated on various initiatives taken by the ICT department during the Covid period, including state minister Corona Tracer, and the capacity building of local entrepreneurs, including Walton.