State Minister for Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said the
government is working with a target to earn $5.0 billion from IT
sector by 2025.
“The country earnings from ICT sector reached $1.0 billion in 2019.
The government is working with a target of earning five billion US
dollar by 2025,” he said.
Palak was addressing, as the chief guest, the 30th anniversary of
the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) at a city hotel.
Mentioning that Bangladesh has made a tremendous advancement in ICT
sector, he said Bangladesh is the second largest source of digital
labourers in the world.
According to Oxford Internet Institute, 16 percent worldwide online
workers are Bangladeshis, he added.
The state minister expressed his keen interest in implementing more
joint projects with KOICA to enhance business opportunities for
Bangladeshi companies. Palak invited South Korea as development
partner of Bangladesh and trusted friend of Digital Bangladesh to take
part in International Blockchain Olympiad in 2021.
Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest
and Climate Change Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Ambassador of the Republic
of Korea in Dhaka Lee Jang-keun and KOICA Country Director Doh
Young-Ah Korea addressed it with Bangladesh Alumni Association
President Manjur Hossain in the chair.
Economics Relations Division Secretary Fatima Yasmin joined it virtually.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)