Dhaka — The State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak called upon the young entrepreneurs to build a digital economy by harnessing the talents and energy of the youth and cited that the government is providing various facilities including training and funding to build an entrepreneurial culture in the country.
The state ICT minister was speaking online as the chief guest on the occasion of the inauguration of iSocial “Sujog” platform.
The state minister said the youth will make a significant contribution to building the digital economy of Bangladesh by taking the initiative of Home Growth Solutions in the field of new employment.
Mentioning that intellectual property is the biggest asset, the state minister said Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers are being set up in 64 districts of the country. Through this, SSC and HSC pass students will get the opportunity to create new employment as entrepreneurs by taking training and using their talents.
Palak stated that the ICT department has always believed in partnership and said that we want to make new initiatives successful on the basis of private-public partnership. He said many big initiatives can be made successful through proper coordination of government, industry, and academia.
The minister said, “Today, in 2021, 11.5 crore people of the country are getting internet facility. Through this, they are able to buy and sell their products even in remote areas. The digital platform is opening up new possibilities for young people to create new jobs in the labor market,’ he noted.
iSocial, CEO and Ananya Raihan detail the goals and objectives of the Opportunity Platform.
Aftabul Islam, Director, Bangladesh Bank, Arfan Ali, Managing Director, Bank Asia, and Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS also spoke on the occasion.
He later announced the launch of the “Sujog” platform.