State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the government will construct Upazila Digital Service and Employment Center in 555 upazilas throughout the country to make digital services more effective for the people.
“A total of 555 Upazila Digital Service and Employment Centers will be constructed throughout the country to ensure public services for the people,” he said while addressing 120 pair bench handover programme for six educational institutions at Singra upazila parishad here this morning.Palak said these centers will ensure public services for the people along with helping build entrepreneurs.
“The government is working relentlessly for increasing and simplifying the citizen services in the public offices,” he told the function, adding that twenty-four hours services will be provided through these centers.
Side by side, these resource centers will also impart training for creating freelancers, the state minister said.
To develop people with knowledge of information technology, he said the government has established Sheikh Russell Digital Laboratories at 8000 educational institutes as information technology has been made compulsory for the students from six to ten.
Mentioning that the net export earnings from the information technology sector has already crossed one billion US $, Palak said the sector has created employment for 15 lakh people and six and half lakh freelancers are working in the sector.
Chaired by Upazila Sramik League President SM Jahangir, the programme was also addressed, among others, by Upazila Nirbahi Officer MM Samirul Islam.
Later, the state minister distributed Eid gifts among 1,200 labours under 31 labour organizations at upazila bus stand.On the latest corona pandemic situation of the country, Palak said the country is facing the corona situation by protecting the life and livelihood of the people under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A total of 4 crore people have already received Prime Minister’s humanitarian assistance during the pandemic, he said, adding that 36.50 lakh people have got Taka 2,500 each as grant staying at their homes.