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POST TIME: 14 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Stopping corruption possible by use of ICT’
BSS, Natore

‘Stopping corruption possible by use of ICT’

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said stopping corruption is possible by ensuring desired utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT).

“We need to stop corruption to further expedite the development in the country. Using of ICT can become handy in this regard. We have managed to stop corruption in land sector by using ICT,” he said.

Palak said these while addressing a views exchange meeting with local representatives, government officials and newsmen at Natore Circuit House on Saturday afternoon.

“Government is taking the high speed internet service to all the unions across the country by laying optical fiber cable. People’s suffering has gone down a lot after launching online services in the union digital centers. A total of 2,900 services will be provided from these centers in phases,” the state minister added.

Palak further said the new government would continue working to turn the villages into towns and to build a prosperous and corruption-free Bangladesh by utilizing the power of youth.

The state minister said country’s achievement is huge so far, progressing on the 2021 digital transformation, and citizens are starting to reap its benefit.

He said,Bangladesh government has a target to increase internet penetration up to 100 percent by 2021, which currently stands at about 40 percent of the population.

Natore-1 lawmaker Shahidul Islam Bakul, Natore district council chairman advocate Sazedur Rahman Khan, civil surgeon Dr Azizul Islam, additional superintendant of police Akram Hossain and Natore municipality mayor Uma Chowdhury Jolly were present, among others, on the occasion.