Update September 9, 2015

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‘Bangladesh to become middle income nation soon’

Sumel Sarker

Digital Innovation Fair-2015

‘Bangladesh to become middle income nation soon’

09 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: After achieving lower middle income status, the country has been advancing to become a middle income nation soon at an accelerated rate following digitisation in the government service delivery systems.

Discussants said this at inaugural ceremony of the two-day Digital Innovation Fair-2015 arranged in observance of the Internet Week organised by Upazila administration at Kawnia upazila parishad premises here on Tuesday afternoon.

The fair is being arranged for sensitising and bridging the people with information and communication technologies (ICT), internet facilities and rights to information in getting government services easily for building a middle income nation.

The Access to Information (A2I) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been extending assistance in organising the two-day digital innovation fair.

Deputy Commissioner Md. Rahat Anwar attended the ceremony and inaugurated the fair as the chief guest with Kawnia Upazila Nirbahi Officer Syed Farhad Hossain in the chair.

Kawnia upazila chairman Alhaj Mahfuzar Rahman Mithu, upazila vice-chairmen Abdur Razzaque and Shefali Khatun addressed the ceremony as special guests.

Upazila Muktijoddha Commander Mohammad Suruzzaman, Upazila Fisheries Officer Sanjoy Banerjee, Officer-in-Charge of Kawnia Thana Rezaul Karim addressed, among others.

Upazila level heads of different government departments and educational institutions, NGO officials, entrepreneurs of the Union Digital Centres, teachers, students, youths, public representatives, professionals and elite were present.

The upazila administration, different government departments, Union Digital Centres, NGOs, educational institutions had set up 21 stalls displaying digital innovation, service providing techniques, internet devices and technologies in the fair.

The speakers said there is no alternative to learning and utilisation of the ICT to ensure easier access of mass people to internet and digital devices to achieve the targeted development goals.

They said the Prime Minister’s Vision 2021 in the present context of globalisation would definitely achieve goals of the Charter of Changes to turn Bangladesh into a corruption-free middle income nation by 2021 and subsequently developed country.

The thronging young generations and students in the fair and their interests in ICT, internet and digital devices have been proving that Bangladesh has been moving faster and effectively towards the right directions in the 21st century.

The chief guest said the digitization process has already taken irreversible shape in reaching government services to the people’s doorsteps quickly and easily at the lowest costs in a hassle-free manner through the digitized ICT.

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