State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said the government will construct 12 hi-tech parks in the country with the help of Indian government within next four years.
After the completion of hi-tech parks, 30 thousands of youths will be trained as skilled IT manpower, he said.
The state minister also said the people have given the responsibility to Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina to run this country. She has strengthened the friendship between the two countries.
The present government has been able to negotiate the water issues of the Ganges, Teesta, Hill Peace Agreement and a revolutionary change in the development of the power sector. Bangladesh’s trade with India has exceeded 10 million dollar.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das was present as the guest of honour at the workshop.
She said India is cooperating in the development of Bangladesh’s IT sector as a close friend.
The Indian government will be funding the setting up of 12 hi-tech parks in 12 districts of Bangladesh, she said.
Later, Tina Jabin, an information and technology expert from US Silicon Valley, presented the keynote paper at a panel discussion on the possibility and challenge of start-up culture in Bangladesh. She talked about mentoring start-ups to create new entrepreneurs and how to get funds in the international arena.