Digital Bangladesh

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

The real scenario of internet access

The present government has taken significant initiatives in setting the right vision and formulating policies and action plans for transforming the country into “Digital Bangladesh”. The focused government initiatives have resulted in an accelerated pace of growth of internet users, which in the last four years have more than doubled from 38 million (June 2014) to 88 million (June 2018). This is a tremendous achievement by any standard.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Why digitising our public services is so important

It is hardly a subject that is discussed in the public domain nowadays, but one recalls “Digital Bangladesh” being the centrepiece of the ruling party's electoral campaign in 2008 and onwards. The aim was to transform the bureaucracy-ridden system, making it faster, more efficient and of course less prone to graft. But such a grandiose mission, till now, remains largely unaccomplished.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018

Govt sets up 8,000 km fibre optic cable nationwide: Muhith

Citing the government's commitment to ensure a 'Digital Bangladesh', Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that 8,000 km of optical fibre cables have been installed in 1104 union parishads of 114 upazilas in 64 districts.

January 31, 2018
January 31, 2018

Commentary: ‘Analogue law’ for ‘Digital Bangladesh’

This government's sterling achievement of setting in motion a “Digital Bangladesh” suffers a serious blow by way of the proposed Digital Security Act that the cabinet has just approved.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

Sophia charms PM, Dhaka audience

Sophia, the world's new sensation, yesterday caught Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by surprise as the humanoid robot readily gave the premier information about her.

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

[Watch] Hello honourable prime minister, Sophia to Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes an interesting conversation with Sophia, the humanoid robot. The premier was introduced to Sophia at an inaugural ceremony of Digital World 2017 exposition in Dhaka.

November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017

Govt declares Dec 12 Nat'l ICT Day

Bangladesh has acknowledged December 12 as National ICT Day, the date on which the Awami League declared its “Digital Bangladesh” mandate back in 2008.

June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017

Bangladesh leads major Saarc nations in internet access

Bangladesh has advanced significantly in internet connectivity and effectively led major Saarc nations, with nearly 42.0 percent of total population using internet for various purposes, according to official sources.

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017

PM opens Digital Island Moheshkhali

Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of the country, starts its journey as a "Digital Island" as a project in this regard is launched. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled "Digital Island Moheshkhali" that connected Moheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar with high-speed internet network.

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

Digital Bangladesh - Right to information and climate finance

Unfortunately, so far, our performance on both transparency as well as accountability has not been very good. Fortunately, there is still time to improve this before the major climate change funds begin to flow.