State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Saturday said high-speed internet connection would bring all existing and upcoming e-services to people’s doorsteps.
The state minister was addressing the inaugural function of providing broadband internet connection to eight unions of Keraniganj upazila in Dhaka district through online video conferencing.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak, M Qumrul Islam MP and ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Ziaul Alam participated in the programme with Dhaka Deputy Commissioner Md Shahidul Islam in the chair.
Nasrul said “The initiative to bring internet facility at the village-level is commendable. Digital payment system by using internet in banking services will be improved soon as steps have been taken in this regard. As a result, all economic activities will be internet-centric.”
He said 97 percent people are already getting electricity now and cent percent electrification will be ensured in the Mujib Year.
In his speech, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said education, health, entertainment and even the Qurbani cattle markets have moved to digital platforms in the last five months due to the massive development of digital infrastructure in the country over the past 11 years. The supervision of Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy and the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been attributed to this success, he added.
“So Digital Bangladesh is no longer a dream or a fantasy, it has become a reality now,” he added.
Palak went on saying that the target of generating five billion US dollars from the ICT sector by 2025 has been fixed.
He said that in order to achieve this goal, uninterrupted internet service must be ensured.