‘Jogajog’, ‘Alapon’ to be Bangladeshi alternative to Facebook, WhatsApp: Palak
Bangladesh is going to create its own social media platform called "Jogajog" as an alternative to Facebook, and "Alapon" as alternative to WhatsApp, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said today.
"Through this (Jogajog app), entrepreneurs of the country will be able to create their own online marketplace and group for information, data and communication," he said while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural programme of "Entrepreneurship Master Class Series 2", organized by Women e-Commerce.
Palak explained how his ministry successfully created the "Boithok" app as an alternative to Zoom and the "Surokkha" app for vaccine registration.
He said the digital e-commerce policy of 2018 aims to create 20 lakh jobs in the ICT sector by 2021.
In addition, it will be possible to earn 5 billion US dollars in export revenue by 2025, the minister hoped.