State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said employment for 10 lakh more people will be created in the next five years through expansion of the Information and Technology (IT) sector in the country.
“Employment for over 10 lakh youths has been created in the country’s IT sector in the last 11 years after declaring the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ program. Expansion of the IT sector will create employment for 10 lakh more people in the next five years,” he said.
The state minister was addressing a press conference at the conference room of ICT Division in the city’s Agargaon area while disclosing programs of the ‘Digital Bangladesh Day-2019’ to be observed on December 12 across the country.
ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, ICT Department Director-General ABM Arshad Hossain and Bangladesh Association of Call Centre and Outsourcing (BACCO) President Wahid Sharif and other officials concerned were present at the event.
‘Digital Bangladesh’ is moving forward fast under the efficient leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasin, Palak said, adding that because of her firm commitment and prudence, Bangladesh is now the name of brighten example in IT sector across the globe.
‘Digital Bangladesh’ has got its complete shape with the directives of ‘Architect of Digital Bangladesh’ and Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, he said.
The ICT Division has taken various programs to observe the ‘Digital Bangladesh-2019’ across the country on Thursday with the theme ‘Verify the accuracy before sharing on the Internet’.
ABM Arshad Hossain said the day’s programs will begin with placing a wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Bangabandhu Museum in the city’s Dhanmondi area at 7 am. State Minister ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and ICT Division officials will be present on the occasion.
Later, a colorful procession will be brought out from the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban at 9 am. JS Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will address the pre-procession rally as the chief guest. After parading different city streets, including Khamar Bari area, the procession will end coming at the same venue.
Besides, a concert will be held on the United International University (UIU) campus in the city’s Bashundhara area at 3 pm on the day.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present at the program as the chief guest while Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Post Tele Communication and Information Technology AKM Rahmatullah will be present as special guests.
Along with bringing out processions, as part of the central programs, discussions, seminars, online presentation on Digital Bangladesh, essay, painting and quiz competitions will be organized at upazila and districts levels across the country.
Bangladesh missions abroad will also observe the day in a befitting manner.