1,200 unions to get high speed internet soon
As many as 1,200 unions of the country are to be provided with high speed internet facilities soon as a cabinet body approves the project.
The Cabinet Committee on Purchase okayed the much-awaited Info Government Project-3 on Wednesday, paving the way of bringing 1,200 unions under the high speed internet connection by erecting 8,000 kilometre fibre optic cable, ICT Ministry sources said.
Besides 554 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) would be established in seven divisions, 64 districts, 64 upazilas, 319 municipalities and 100 colleges under the scheme, the sources said.
They said seven divisions, 64 districts and 100 colleges would be brought under the video conferencing system, while backbone network bandwidth would be expanded to the divisional headquarters, the National Data Centre and the district ICT centres from the union and district ICT centres.
The issues of expansion of Network Management System by introduction of desktop cloud for 250 clients, observation of network equipment and solving the question of the people regarding the network through setting up a Help Desk have been included in the Info Government Project-3. Mentionable that almost all upazilas have been brought under the fibre optic cable, while video conferencing facilities have been introduced at 800 offices at the upazila level through the Bangla Gov Net and Info Government Project-2.
State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak said a new horizon will be opened up in reaching the benefit of technology to the doorsteps of the people.