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POST TIME: 12 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Digital centres to transform villages into cities
Says LGRD minister
UNB, Dhaka

Digital centres to transform villages into cities

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Tajul Islam yesterday said the government is willing to transform villages into cities through digital centres.

“We’re working to provide all facilities of cities to the rural people. Keeping that in mind, digital centres are working to transform villages into towns,” he said.

He made the remarks at a dialogue titled ‘Innovation Talk’ arranged by Access to Information (a2i) marking the 9th founding anniversary of Digital Center project in Agargaon.

“The vision of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is to transform villages into cities, which means taking all facilities of cities to the doorstep of rural the population,” he said.

Minister Islam said the educated young generations of rural areas tend to move to cities. “This won’t happen if we manage to provide them facilities similar to cities,” he said.

He mentioned that cities like Dhaka or Chattogram cannot accommodate population of the whole country.

“Village residents can have the facilities of cities through digital centres. We, alongside the ICT division, are working to make that happen,” he added.