The capabilities of Digital Bangladesh will be highlighted

‘Digital World 2022’, a major ICT industry event, will be held in Dhaka in December. Continuing from previous years, this event will be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka from December 8 to 11 to inform about digital Bangladesh capabilities locally and internationally.

On this occasion, Wednesday evening (October 26) at the Sheraton Hotel located in Banani, Dhaka, the main organizer of the event, the Department of Information and Communication Technology, organized an “Ambassadors Night”. The government wants to open up new horizons to attract foreign investment as an exporter of Made in Bangladesh ICT products through Digital World.

This Ambassador Night is organized as an initiative to inform foreign countries about Digital World 2022 and invite foreign guests. Ambassadors from various countries attended, including Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Morocco, Brunei, Turkey, Dubai, Sweden, South Korea, European Union, Australia, and Bhutan.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen spoke as the chief guest on this occasion. He said that Digital World-2022 will be a unique opportunity to showcase Bangladesh’s capabilities in the technology sector to the world. We hope that this event will give us an idea of ​​our capabilities and future opportunities in the technology sector. Our people have proven how capable they are.

Mentioning that Bangladesh wants to move forward with friendly countries in the ICT sector, the Foreign Minister said, “We are following the foreign policy given to us by the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, “friendship with all, enmity with no one”. ‘. We want you all with us on this journey.

In the special guest address, the Minister of State for the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Junaid Ahmed Palak, said that we have been organizing this international event since 2011. We invite world leaders, researchers, and investors to participate in this event. We want them to visit our market, and see our capabilities. We want to be autonomous in the digital sector. I also want to work in partnership with other countries around the world.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for ICT has sought the cooperation of their respective ambassadors to participate in the digital world of finance or ICT ministers of different countries.

Palak also said that we have created more than two million job opportunities in the ICT sector so far. About 1.5 billion in the ICT sector from exports. It aims to increase employment to three million and ICT exports to five billion by 2025. We have now digitized nearly two thousand government services. 80% of mobiles sold in the country are now manufactured in the country.

Mohammad Enamul Kabir, Director of Bangladesh Computer Council, welcomed everyone to the event under the chairmanship of Ranjit Kumar, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council. After that, Sami Ahmed, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh, highlighted various aspects of the program. BAKCO Finance Secretary Aminul Haque, BCS Chairman Subrata Sarkar, E-CAB Chairman Shami Kaiser, and Base Chairman Russell T Ahmed spoke on the occasion.

Besides the opening and closing ceremony, this year’s Digital World will also include Startup Summit, Ministerial Conference, BPO Summit, E-Governance Expo, Digital Devices and Innovation Expo, mobile and gaming exhibition, software showcase, e-commerce exhibition, and concert. This year’s digital world theme is Be Innovative and Smart.

Among others, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Masood Bin Momen and Principal Secretary of ICT Department NM Ziaul Alam, Ambassadors include Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jeremy Brewer, Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan, Ambassador Swedish Alex Berg von Linde, Korean Ambassador Lee Jang Keun, Saudi Arabian Ambassador Isa bin Yusuf Al Duhailan and European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley spoke.

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