3,000 govt services to be digitised by 2026

The government is working on a long-term and an appropriate plan to fulfill its vision. With the theme of digital Bangladesh, 3,000 government services will be provided through digital platform. 

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said this while speaking as the chief guest at a signing ceremony to mark the allotment of 32 acres of land to Rangs Electronics Limited at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Sylhet at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Sunday. 

While highlighting the steps taken by the government to make the services of various ministries and departments easily accessible to the people he said, “Already, 1400 government services are being provided through digital platforms. In the next 5 years, 3,000 more services will be ensured digitally”. 

Mentioning that proper use of information technology has been ensured in tackling the Covid-19, he added, “Thirty lakh skilled human resources would be created in the technology sector by 2025 and the number would cross 15 lakh this year”. 

ICT Ministry Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, Rangs Group of Companies Chairman Aktar Hussain, Rangs Electronics Ltd Managing Director J Ekram Hussain and Deputy Managing Director Beanus Hussain, and Project Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi Tech Park, Sylhet, Barrister Md Golan Sarwar Bhuiyan were present as special guests. Managing Director of Bangladesh Hi Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) Hosne Ara Begum chaired the function.

NM Zeaul Alam said, "Sylhet is one of major Hi Tech Parks which is being constructed as per the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As she said to decentralize capital and develop IT hubs in different districts, we are building hi tech parks across the country. Sylhet Hi Tech Park is now attracting investment both from home and abroad.

BHTPA Managing Director Hosne are Begum assured all possible assistance to the investors in the technology sector in the high-tech parks. She said, “The 163-acre Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Sylhet, of which 74 acres of lands have been allotted for industrial purpose, was a wetland. I was worried whether investment will come here or not. The allottees of have already taken possession of their lands”. 

“In view of the growing demand for this industrial park, work is underway to build another high-tech park on 640 acres of land next to it,” she added. 

Chairman of Rangs Group of Companies Akhtar Hussain said, “Rangs will invest US$ 80 million in 32 acres of land in this hi-tech park and it will create employment opportunities for 6,000 people. The implementation of the plan requires all kinds of cooperation from the government to facilitate business”.