World Information Technology and Service Alliance (WITSA) Secretary General Dr James Poisant has highly appreciated Bangladesh’s progress in the ICT over the last couple of years.
“Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in ICT development,” he said while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day first-ever ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo-2019’ in the city.Highlighting various areas of progress, including people’s access to internet and mobile phones, Dr Poisant said digital age changes everything.
The number of mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh has reached 162.6 million while internet subscribers 98.136 million.
The WITSA secretary general also appreciated efforts of Bangladeshi ICT manufacturers, their designs and innovations.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the expo at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Posts, Telecommunications and IT Affairs Ministry AKM Rahmatullah, BHTPA Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum, ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam and Bangladesh Computer Samity President Md Shahid-Ul-Munir were, among others, present.
Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and Idea Project jointly organised the expo with the theme “Made in Bangladesh: Nothing is Impossible’.