Update December 14, 2014

Dhaka 6-53 pm, 28-September, 2020

10 successful women in freelancing career awarded

Mirajul Moin Joy

Freelancer

Freelancer

DHAKA, Dec 14, 2014 Nirapad News : State Minister for Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said the Kaliakoir Hi-tech Park will need 70,000 IT engineers in next ten years.

He said the readymade garment (RMG) sector has set a target of earning US$
50 billion by 2021, but prospective IT sector can earn several times higher
than the RMG sector provided the youth could be nurtured with necessary
training and skills.

Palak said this while distributing award among ten successful women in
freelancing career, who have done their courses under the scholarship
programme of the Hi-Tech Park.

Hi-Tech Park Authorities and Creative IT, a pioneering IT training
institute of the country jointly arranged the reception at National Museum
auditorium.

Palak said the government is considering expanding IT scholarship
programmes for the females who completed their secondary education. Now
graduates are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

British development agency DFID and World Bank agreed to provide giving 30
million dollar support to the scholarship programme, Palak said.

He urged the females to come forward in the freelancing profession saying
the government would give IT training to 50,000 males and females in the next
two years.

Secretary of the ICT ministry Shyam Sundar Sikder was the special guest at
the function chaired by Managing Director of Hi-Tech Park Authority Hosne Ara
begum.

Project Director of Hi-Tech Park Shafiqul Islam, Chairman of Creative IT
Monir Hosen and managing director Utpal Sarkar spoke among others on the
occasion.

The women have completed freelance courses from Creative IT under the Skill
Enhancement Programme of the Hi-Tech Park of the Ministry of Science and
Information and Communication Technology.

About 2,000 youths, half of them women, have completed freelance course
from Creative IT in the last one year, out of which 800 students completed
their courses free of cost under the scholarship programme on Graphics, SEO
and Networking.

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