Local laptop ‘Doel’ comes next week
DHAKA, Oct 7: Post and telecommunication minister Rezauddin Ahmed Razu on Friday said that the country will see the unveiling of the locally produced laptop named-‘Doel’ within this week.
He said the prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the laptop (price ranged from Tk 10,000 to Tk 26,000) on October 11. The minister was speaking as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the two-day long delegates conference of the Institute of Diploma Engineers (IDB), Bangladesh held at the IDB headquarters in Dhaka.
Razu also told the gathering that the government would go for an agreement with a Hong-Kong based company by December 16, this year to manufacture mobile handset locally which would have a battery charged for 7-15 days with a single charge cycle. He also said that the 3G technology will start by March 26, next year.
About the progress made during the tenure of this government, the minister said that the 113 years old Post Office Act had been amended and a total of 8,600 post offices across the country now have started digital money transferring.
He also said that the government is planning to establish a new engineering university.