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POST TIME: 20 March, 2019 09:57:22 AM
Software for govt projects to be procured from local firms: Palak
SoftExpo-2019
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Software for govt projects to be procured from local firms: Palak

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak. Photo: Collected

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said all the software for government projects will be procured from local firms.

“No software will be collected from any foreign company,” he said while inaugurating the three-day SoftExpo-2019 organised by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the city, UNB reports.

Palak said the government is working with the private sector to create jobs for 20 lakh youths by 2021 under the Establishing Digital Connectivity (EDC) project, said a PID handout.

He also the government is setting up 28 high-tech parks and incubation centres in the country to create skilled manpower to build Digital Bangladesh. “Besides, various programmes have been taken to create young entrepreneurs.”

The state minister said work underway to ensure high-speed internet connections to all the unions across the country, including remote hilly regions, under the Establishment of ICT Network to Remote Areas (Connected Bangladesh) project while internet connectivity will reach every village under the EDC project.

He said some 10 crore people are now using the internet in the country.

The three-day exposition features Japan Day, corporate hour, ICT career camp, gaming fest and B2B matchmaking session.

Thirty seminars will be held on ICT where over 100 experts from different countries are presenting their deliberations.

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