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Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday said the present government has taken steps to raise export earnings from the IT industry to 5 billion US$ by 2021 by producing and utilising skilled manpower.
“The government is establishing Hi-Tech IT Parks across the country, including Pirganj, aiming at increasing income from the IT sector and creating employment opportunity of youths in the sector,” she said.
Dr Shirin said this while visiting construction site of the proposed IT Park at Barobila village and exchanging views with common people at different places in her constituency of Pirganj upazila in Rangpur as the chief guest.
The Speaker said youths of Pirganj would be involved in development by engaging themselves with IT and the proposed IT Park at Pirganj would definitely usher in a new era of prospects for local meritorious students.
“Local and foreign investors will come forward to invest at the IT Park in Pirganj after completion of its construction works to create new employment opportunities for the young generations,” she said.
Dr Shirin said the people of Pirganj would not be lagging behind anymore as they have been already mainstreamed with developments.
“The government will continue to work for creating more opportunities for the people of Pirganj on way to build a developed society free from hunger, poverty and discrimination in the future,” she said.
The Speaker said the present government implemented balanced development in Pirganj like the whole country side by side with continuing many other development projects to create more employments.
“The present government has developed many infrastructures including roads, bridges and culverts, schools, colleges, mosques, madrasas, temples and other institutions in Pirganj upazila,” she said.
Distribution of sewing machines among unemployed women after providing them with training has improved their socioeconomic conditions enhancing economic empowerment in Pirganj upazila, she said
“I would like to keep me involved with progress of Pirganj upazila for continuation of development of Pirganj and improvement of life standard of local people,” Dr Shirin hoped.
The Speaker said Bangladesh has already achieved the pride of being graduated from LDC status on way to become a developing country under the farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“With continuous support of people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working persistently to build a middle income nation by 2021, a developing country by 2024 and a developed Bangladesh by 2041,” Dr Shirin said.
Dr Shirin urged people to extend continuous support to Sheikh Hasina in building a developed ‘Sonar Bangla’- free from hunger, poverty and discrimination as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
With Pirganj Municipal Mayor Tazimul Islam Shamim in the chair, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Jahangir Alam Bulbul, Zila Parishad Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom, Senior Vice-president of district Awami League (AL) Chhayadat Hossain Bakul and local leaders of AL and its associate bodies were present.