State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Sunday requested Russia to open offshore campuses of its technical universities in Bangladesh – to develop the IT sector here and upskill youths.
He made the call at a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskiy at the former’s office at ICT Tower in Dhaka’s Agargaon area.
During the meeting, they discussed various issues, including cooperation in cyber security capacity building and the introduction of an interoperable digital transaction platform (IDTP) system between Russia and Bangladesh
Besides, business and investment by Russian technology companies in robotics, machine learning, AI, AR and VR, land allocations for Russian companies in hi-tech parks here, arrangement of Bangladesh-Russia investment summit, participation of Russian IT companies in Digital World Summit here in December, and start-up exchange programmes came up for discussion in the meeting.
The Russian ambassador assured full cooperation in these sectors, expressing hope that the bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields including ICT will be strengthened soon.
ICT Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Managing Director Bikarna Kumar Ghosh and Digital Security Agency Director General Md Khairul Amin were present, said a PID handout.