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Bangladesh to earn $5b from ICT sector by 2025: Palak

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)