Palak for proper use of internet to build digital Bangladesh

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak laid emphasis on concerted efforts for proper use of internet to supplement efforts of the government in building a digital Bangladesh, reports BSS.

“All the conscious citizens including the teachers and parents should take the responsibility of motivating the internet as well as the social media users for debarring them from sharing on the internet before verifying its accuracy,” he added.

The state minister was addressing a workshop titled “Verify the accuracy before sharing on the Internet” at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) on Thursday as chief guest. ICT division, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority and RUET jointly organized the workshop to mark the Third Digital Bangladesh Day- 2019. Earlier on, he inaugurated the ‘Internet of Things (IoT) Lab’ and ‘Mobile Games and APPs Development Lab’ which were installed at the RUET at a cost of around Taka 4.69 crore for the first time in the country for enriching the sectors of automation of buildings, industries and various other electronic devices and services. Chaired by RUET Vice-chancellor Prof Rafiqul Islam Sheikh, the workshop was addressed, among others, by Member of Bangladesh University Grants Commission Prof Sazzad Hossain and Project Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib High-Tech Park Fazlul Haque. Palak said Bangladesh has attained a tremendous success in the ICT sector under the present government’s relentless efforts of building digital Bangladesh. “Digital Bangladesh is now not a dream but a reality. People are taking 150 types of services from digital centres around the country” he added. Palak said the ICT Division is implementing various programs, including Innovation Design and Entrepreneurs Academy for creating employment

opportunities for youths. “Our young generation is very talented. They would have to be utilized properly” he added. He said around 14,000 youths will get jobs in Rajshahi Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park that will play a vital role in boosting the current economy of the region by creating new technology-based employment within the next five years.