Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Wednesday said Bangladesh made computers will be exported to Nepal and Nigeria within this month.
He said this at the inaugural ceremony of a five-day “digital ICT fair-2018” as the chief guest at the Computer City Centre.
He also said that five ICT giants of the world will set up their plants in the country. He didn’t name of the brands but hoped that they would start production this year.
“Hopefully, each Union Parishad (UP) of the country will be get broadband internet connectivity within this year.” Jabbar said referring to the initiative of providing cheaper internet to all. “We want to continue our effort to provide internet at the lowest price in the world.”
He also hoped that the govt. would ensure WiFi in universities, markets and other public places as soon as possible.
The minister said the youths are also working on internet safety alongside expanding connectivity.
“We don’t have our own technology to handle facebook, but we will be able to attain it within middle of this year.” he added.
University of Asia Pacific Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, FBCCI President Safiul Islam Mahiuddin, Chief Adviser of Greater Elephant Road Shop owners’ Mostafa Mahsin Mantu, Computer Samity President Ali Ashraf and Shop Owners’ Association Chairman Helal Uddin, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Convener of the Digital ICT Fair and Computer City Centre President Toufiq Ehsan chaired the ceremony.