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Govt mulls empowering women through training on mobile services
'BD achieved 102pc growth in ICT sector during last two years'
Published :Wednesday, 13 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15

'BD achieved 102pc growth in ICT sector during last two years'Staff Correspondent
The government is going to set up a Mobile Training Lab to impart ICT training to some 50,000 women from across the country to help them turn self-employed.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak disclosed this on Tuesday morning while addressing a year-end review meeting at the ICT Division office in the capital's Agargaon marking successful completion of the incumbent government's two years in office.
The Junior Minister said, "This modern training lab will be set up in six buses which will travel across the country and provide educated women with training."
"Bangladesh has achieved 102 per cent growth in ICT sector over the period of last two years," he said.
Also, the government has taken an initiative to digitalise the country's 200-year-old judiciary, he said, adding, "The Digitalisation of Bangladesh Judiciary project will be implemented by 2018."
There will be no backlog of cases while people's sufferings will also come down once the project is implemented, he hoped.
Palak said the ICT Division will set up 'National Enterprise Architecture' for ensuring easy access for others to information and data in government offices.
He also highlighted various successes of his Division during the last two years.
The government is going to support 1,000 innovations in the sector through the 'Support to ICT Start-up' projects by 2021.
"The government will start implementation of several projects in 2016 including Entrepreneur Academy to support ICT entrepreneurship, R&D Centre for technology services," he affirmed.
Palak said the Info Sarkar-3 projects will see the light of reality by this year.
Bangladesh High Tech Park Authority Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum, ICT Division Additional Secretary Harun-or-Rashid, BCC Executive Director Ashraful Islam, among others, were present at the year-end review meeting of the division.

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