Laptop to be sold at Tk.15,000 from June next: Raju

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Laptop to be sold at Tk.15,000 from June next: Raju

DHAKA, Feb 24 (BSS) – Post and Telecommunication Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju today said the government would go for marketing laptops and mobile phones from coming June as the government envisioned for establishing Digital Bangladesh by 2021.

He was speaking at a press conference about performance of his ministry at his secretariat office.

Raju said, “As part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dream of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ we have gone ahead to announce that the government would be marketing laptops between Taka 15,000 and Taka 21,000, and mobiles phones between Taka 1000 and Taka 3000 from the coming month of June.

” A communication satellite, known as Bangabandhu -1, would be established soon. We have already selected the consultant who are working on it.”

In order of big local demand, Bangladesh Cable Industry Limited, who established a Fibre Optic Plant, are now producing fibre cables from January this year, said the Post and Communication Minister.

He told reporters that Bangladesh Telphone Shilpa Sangstha have earned net profit of Taka 14 crore 52 lakh. This organization was a losing concern for the last 10 years, he said.

Raju said, ” Our ministry is surging ahead with Prime Minister’s slogan of ‘Charter for Change’ and her dream of ‘Vision 2021’. Awami League always thinks about public welfare that’s why people’s expectations are very high to the Mohajote government.

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