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India-funded hi-tech parks construction begins in February

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24th January, 2022 07:14:43 PM
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India-funded hi-tech parks construction begins in February

Bangladesh has set to start construction of hi-tech parks at district level in February under line of credit from Indian government.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak briefed about the project while Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami called on him at ICT Tower in the capital on Monday. 

 ICT Division has been running the project for developing hi-tech parks in twelve districts under Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority since July 2017 under the second line of credit.

During the meeting, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said India will cooperate in developing infrastructure and skilled human resources.

“Specialized labs will be set up at six tech parks under Bangladesh-India Digital Service and Employment Training Center (BDSET) to provide training in hi-tech technologies. Besides, there will be set up 50 Bangladesh-India Digital Edutrainment Center under a new project,” he said.

The junior minister said that the Bangladesh and India will run exchange programme among startups to share knowledge on respective fields.

Ambassador Doraiswami appreciated the progress of Bangladesh in technology sector. 

“The activities of the project are moving on. The digital businesses have gained momentum in two countries. And that is the future of business. The bilateral relationship will stronger in same way,” he said.

BHTPA Managing Director Dr Bikarna Kumar Ghosh said the authority has trained up 36 thousand skilled professionals for ICT sector while 22 thousand got direct employments.

“We confirmed the notification of award (NOA) to India. The construction of hi-tech park in district level will begin next week, hopefully,” Dr Bikarna, additional secretary of ICT Division, told the Daily Sun.

ICT Division has proposed India to sign memorandum of understanding for three new projects to India which are under review, according to the official.