From ‘Digital Bangladesh’ to ‘Smart Bangladesh’ by 2041: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced that her government will turn the country into 'Smart Bangladesh' by 2041.
"We'll make Bangladesh a developed country by 2041, and that Bangladesh will be a Smart Bangladesh," the prime minister said while attending the inaugural programme of Digital Bangladesh Day 2022 and distributing prizes among the winners of Online Quiz Competition 2022.
She also said the government has fixed four bases -- smart citizens, smart economy, smart government and smart Society -- to make the country 'Smart Bangladesh'.
"Every citizen will be skilled in using technology, economic activities will run through using technology, government will be (technologically) smart ... we have partially done that. And the whole society will be (technologically) smart," she said.
ICT Division organised the programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) with the theme "Advanced Technology Inclusive Development".
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Post, Telecommunication and ICT Ministry chairman AKM Rahmat Ullah and ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam also spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the premier distributed prizes among the winners of the quiz competition. Each of the winners received a laptop, mobile phone set and certificate.
A documentary on Digital Bangladesh was also screened at the programme.
Hasina inaugurated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Rajshahi and Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Center in Barishal through digital authentication.
She also unveiled a graphic novel based on the life sketch of Sheikh Kamal, and a publication on Digital Bangladesh.
The PM also distributed Digital Bangladesh Award among the winners.