State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said that a meta version or a virtual business presence platform is being introduced in Bangladesh to create business opportunities.
He said that it was not possible for many traders to run their business directly. That is why through this platform traders can trade or invest in Bangladesh from abroad without going to Bangladesh.
He was speaking as the special guest at the "Digital Bangladesh IT Investment Summit" organized by the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority under the Department of Information and Communication Technology at the Trump Building in New York on Monday.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AQM Mozammel Haque was present as the chief guest at the conference. Also present on the occasion were MPs Aparajita Haque and Nahid Khan, Chief Coordinator SDG Affairs of the Prime Minister's Office Juena Aziz and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Chairman Sirajul Islam and Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Shahidul Islam, Consul General Monirul Islam in New York. Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Managing Director Dr. presided over the ceremony. Bikarna Kumar Ghosh. IT / ITES traders from Bangladesh and US took part in it. The state minister said Bangladesh will become the world's leading exporter of digital devices by 2031. He said that we have already achieved Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021. In the last 13 years, employment of 20 lakh youth has been ensured in the ICT sector. 90 percent citizens of the country have come under e-service. As a result of various initiatives, the growth rate of the country's ICT sector has been increasing by an average of 10 percent since 2010. More than two and a half thousand startups have been formed. 70 percent of them are doing business based on digital services. The investment in the startup is about 700 million US dollars. More than 20 lakh jobs have been created in IT / ITES sector. Bangladesh is now second in the world in terms of digital workers.
Under the direction of Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Advisor to the Prime Minister, 3 million young people will be employed in IT sector by 2025, 100% e-services will be provided, 27th largest economy by 2031 and knowledge based, advanced economy, innovative and smart Bangladesh by 2041. We are now working on a target of 12,000 per capita income.
At the conference, expatriate Bangladeshi Mr Bobby announced to invest 15 million in Bangladesh's Hi-Tech Park.