Sunday 2, April 2023

Working to build Smart Bangladesh: PM

Time Digital Report: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said that government is working to transform the country into ‘Smart Bangladesh’ from a digital one by 2041 while attending the inaugural programme of Digital Bangladesh Day 2022 and distributing prizes among the winners of Online Quiz Competition 2022.

The premier said her government is working to successfully implement the four bases of building "Smart Bangladesh" that included making smart citizens, smart economy, smart government and smart society.

In the Smart Bangladesh, everything will be done through technology where the citizens will be efficient in using technology and the entire economy will be run through technology, she said.

She added that a huge task has already been done to make the government as well as the society as smart.

ICT Division organised the programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) with the theme "Advanced Technology Inclusive Development".

Earlier, the premier distributed prizes among the winners of the quiz competition. Each of the winners received a laptop, mobile phone set and certificate.

A documentary on Digital Bangladesh was also screened at the programme.

Hasina inaugurated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Rajshahi and Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center in Barishal through digital authentication.

She also unveiled a graphic novel based on the life sketch of Sheikh Kamal, and a publication on Digital Bangladesh.

The PM also distributed Digital Bangladesh Award among the winners.

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Post, Telecommunication and ICT Ministry chairman AKM Rahmat Ullah and ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam also spoke at the programme.


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