High-tech parks to be set up in all districts: Yeafesh Osman

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High-tech parks to be set up in all districts: Yeafesh Osman

SANGSAD BHABAN, March 3 (BSS)- In line with its Digital Bangladesh programme, the government has a plan to set up high-tech parks in all districts to expand information and communication technology (ICT) facilities across the country.

“Activities for setting up high-tech parks have already started in some districts following the necessary directives that have been given to the deputy commissioners,” State Minister for Science and ICT Architect Yeafesh Osman told the House today.

In reply to a private member resolution brought by Awami League member ABM Abul Kashem, the state minister said the present government is pledge-bound to turn Bangladesh into a middle income country by 2021 by building Digital Bangladesh.

“Every person of the country would enjoy the benefit of Digital Bangladesh,” he hoped.

Osman also said the present government wants to set up IT park and village in all districts with a view to building a future generation who would be skilled in knowledge and science.

He also said the preliminarily works for setting up a high-tech park at Kaliakoir has already been completed, while its final work would begin very soon.

“Sixteen firms have made expression of interest (EOI) following floating tender of EOI for development of the park,” he added.

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