Palak for utilising prospects of 4th industrial revolution | 2019-03-20 |

Palak for utilising prospects of 4th industrial revolution

19th March, 2019 11:12:29 printer

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday called upon the private sector to cooperate the government for finding out a solution to meet the possible challenges as well as utilize the prospects of the fourth industrial revolution.

“A solution will come, if the government and private sector hold joint discussions to overcome the fourth industrial challenges,” he told the inaugural ceremony of a 3-day BASIS Softexpo 2019 at International Conference City Bashundhara (ICCB), reports BSS.

Palak said the previous first, second and third industrial revolutions created a lot of opportunities and generated employment although there was apprehension of huge job loss.

“The fourth industrial revolution can be boon for us if we utilize the prospects and opportunities because of the emergence of new technologies,” he said. The state minister said the educational institutions including universities have to take step to change their curriculum to develop skills on emerging technologies.

Palak said the government has already taken initiative to set up Sheikh Hasina Institute for Frontier Technology (SHIFT) on 70 acres of land in Shariatpur to create skill manpower on new and emerging technologies.

The government has also taken a project titled: ‘Establishing Digital Connectivity (EDC)’ to reach internet facilitates in each village within the next five years, he said.

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organized the expo in partnership with ICT Division.