Dhaka — The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said that the online animal market organized in the capital on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha (Eid of Sacrifice) is another milestone for Bangladesh in the digital world.
Noting that the hut will serve as a beacon for all types of online shopping, not just animals, he said, “Today, Bangladesh is unique for digital progress in everything from government documents to digital commerce.”
Mustafa Jabbar was speaking as the special guest at the inaugural function of the ‘Digital Sacrifice Animal Market’ of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) managed by E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) on Sunday evening.
The minister said the expansion of e-commerce to the sacrificial animal market was an exceptional event in the country’s trade and commerce.
The Minister also mentioned that the e-Cab initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Dhaka North City Corporation would serve as a rare example in expanding digital commerce.
Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Tajul Islam inaugurated the digital animal market with e-Cab President Shami Kaiser as the chief guest on the webinar.
The e-commerce association of Bangladesh and Bangladesh, Dairy Farm Association are implementing this year’s digital hut in the capital under Dhaka North City Corporation as per the directions of the Ministry of Commerce.
Business Promotion Council and A2i-Expo are cooperating in the implementation of this initiative.
It was informed at the meeting that the target for the sale of sacrificial animals this year has been set at one lakh from various platforms across the country.
Last year, 27,000 animals were sold for sacrifice at the online cattle market.