State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday said Bangladesh has managed to establish itself in the global arena as a dignified country in terms of producing and exporting Smartphones which once was dependent on imports to meet local demands.
"By producing and exporting Smartphones, Bangladesh has managed to earn a prestigious identity in the global arena as 'Made in Bangladesh' thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who has reduced tariffs on parts and accessories of digital devices to 1 percent in 2016," said Junaid Ahmed.
The state minister was addressing as chief guest a phone launching ceremony of Symphony's Z42 model at Savar, said a press release.
Palak said Bangladesh is being matured in terms of manufacturing digital devices day by day as a total of 15 local and foreign mobile manufacturing companies are exporting digital devices abroad meeting 90 percent of local demand.
Symphony will lead the mission of building an 'innovative smart Bangladesh' to meet the target of 5 billion export earnings and 3 million jobs by 2025 from the technology industry, he said, adding, in the near future, the company will become a successful global brand like Samsung and LG in South Korea."
Edison Group Managing Director Zakaria Shahid, Actor Riaz Hossain and Symphony's goodwill ambassador Shabnam Bhubali, among others, also spoke on the occasion.