Bangabandhu Satellite creates opportunity of earning foreign currency, Jabbar informs JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, Posts, Telecommunications Minister Mustafa

Jabbar today informed the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the Bangabandhu Satellite1 (BS1) has

created an opportunity of earning foreign currency by selling the satellites transponder to other

countries.

Different government and private television channels are now being broadcasted through the

BS1. The telecommunication services will be reached to the countrys remote island areas within

the next six to nine months through the satellite, he said.

Jabbar was replying to a scripted question from treasury bench lawmaker Habiba Rahman Khan

tabled in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

Besides, initiatives have been taken to create a Telecommunication Network Backbone using

the BS1 to keep the important government offices connected during any natural calamities in the

country, he said.

The minister informed the House that implementation work of a project titled Cyber Threat and

Response is underway under the Department of Telecommunications to remove any

objectionable contents from social platforms like facebook, youtube and tweeter to protect the

children and youths from online and social media addiction.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)