Industry-based economy must for 4IR

Published : 03 Dec 2022 09:22 PM

With the high population growth as the country’s arable land is decreasing focus must put on industry-based economy. Through this it will be easier to entre in the 4th industrial revolution. 

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said this while speaking as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of International Science Conference 2022 held at the BRICM Auditorium of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) with participation of scientists and researchers from 11 countries on Saturday. 

He said, “We have intensified our efforts to harness the potential of area-based industries. We are organizing practical training to provide skilled manpower required locally for running industries. Since agricultural land is decreasing, we must focus on industry-based economy. This will lead us to the 4th Industrial revolution and automated industry.”    

“The industrialization process, which has come a long way from stone civilization, has now entered the age of digital technology. The application of sophisticated technologies such as robotic technology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology is gaining momentum in the manufacturing system. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina we are emphasizing on strengthening industrialization activities at the grassroots level for poverty alleviation,” he added.

“We have to pay attention to 4IR. To deal with the 4IR challenges we need skilled manpower on the 4IR relevant technologies. This “BCSIR Congress 2022” with the theme “Integrated Apperanch for Adating 4IR” is a good initiative to deal with those challenges,” he added further. 

BCSIR Chairman Md. Aftab Ali Sheikh said that, “Scientists and researchers of BCSIR should lead the march of the fourth industrial revolution. Not only that, Bangladesh should be taken to a new height in the light of the delta plan of 2100 by adapting themselves to the new technology and transforming into efficient manpower.” 

Scientists and researchers from different countries of the world presented their research data on the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) during the conference. In the light of the data of these researches, the scientists and researchers of Bangladesh, especially the scientists of BCSIR, will be inspired to carry out necessary researches to meet the challenges of the future Bangladesh and the fourth industrial revolution.