‘IT playing vital role in expediting country’s dev’

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday said the utilization of Information Technology (IT) is playing a vital and fruitful role in expediting the country’s development, reports BSS.

“We have earned remarkable achievements and success in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector within a short time.

Bangladesh has emerged as the development wonder in the globe under the prudence leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” she said. The speaker made the remarks while addressing a pre-procession rally at the Manik Miah Avenue adjacent to the South Plaza of the JS Bhaban on the occasion of the third Digital Bangladesh Day 2019, said a press release.

As per the plan of Digital Bangladesh, comprehensive programmes, including modernizing the government and private sectors, bringing the whole country under internet coverage, remarkable use of mobile phones, producing and importing IT products, including ICT education in the National Curriculum and imparting ICT trainings, are being operated across the country, Dr Sharmin said.

The JS has been brought under digitalization by taking a joint project, she said, adding the work has already begun to modernize the parliament proceedings. She underscored the need for verifying the accuracy of any information before posting it on the social media. State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak addressed the rally as the special guest with ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam in the chair. Later, Dr Sharmin inaugurated the colorful procession to mark the day. Chairman of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Post Tele Communication and Information Technology AKM Rahmatullah and its members, senior secretary of the Parliament Secretariat, secretary of the Water Resources Ministry and dignitaries were present on the occasion.