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12:00 AM, October 19, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 19, 2016

Digital expo starts today

The country's largest digital exposition is set to kick off today in Dhaka to showcase technology-based innovations and achievements aiming to unlock the economic potential of the IT sector.

Analysts and government officials from different countries will take part in discussions at the three-day Digital World 2016 at International Convention City Bashundhara, organisers said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event; her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy will also be present.

The government's target is to exhibit digital public services and exchange information between governments and a variety of recipients, citizens and businesses as well as build international relationships.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said they want to speed up the transformation of Bangladesh in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner.

About 40 stalls will exhibit various e-services provided by the government. Leading companies like Microsoft and Facebook are also taking part in the show.

Digital World is widely regarded as a productive platform to establish networks between local and regional/global IT industry leaders and experts. The event venue will be divided into several zones -- for e-governance, software, mobile innovation/gaming, and e-commerce.

The ICT division is organising the show in cooperation with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). IFIC Bank is taking part as a sponsor, while some other organisations will act as co-partners.

Around 400 exhibitors from Bangladesh and abroad will participate in the carnival, said organisers. All the ministers will take part in the ministerial session on the last day of the event that will remain open from 10am to 8pm.

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