Bangladesh exporting software to 80 countries...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Bangladesh exporting software to 80 countries

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:56 PM, 26 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bangladesh is exporting software to 80 countries around the world, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar. He said computers in Nigeria and Nepal, and mobile phones in the United States are also being exported.

He said this while speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of Online Merchant Bay Limited in the capital on Saturday.

Mustafa Jabbar said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a far-sighted plan to establish Digital Bangladesh as well as implementing it, which has transformed Bangladesh into an exporting country today.

“We have already overcome the hundreds of years of backwardness in the past and have been able to keep pace with the industrialized world in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he said.

“We are exporting IoT devices to Saudi Arabia,” he said. “From the mobiles produced in Bangladesh, 82% of the country’s demand for mobiles is being met. The process of 5G mobile production has started.”

Mentioning that internet facilities have been extended to remote villages of the country, the minister said, “High-speed broadband connectivity has already reached 3,800 unions in the country. Work has started to provide broadband internet in the remaining 738 unions including remote chars, haors and islands. In this case, we are working to reach the network in some remote areas through Bangabandhu Satellite-1.”

The event was hosted by Sayem Ahmed, a young entrepreneur and founder of Merchant Bay. The MP Safiul Islam Mohiuddin, BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq were present among others at the event.