As many as 1,200 unions of the country are set to be brought under the high speed internet facilities soon as a cabinet body has approved a project to this end, reports BSS.
The Cabinet Committee on Purchase okayed the much-awaited Info Government Project-3 on Wednesday, paving the way of bringing 1200 unions under the high speed internet connection by erecting 8000 kiolmeter fiber optic cable, ICT Ministry sources said.
Besides 554 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) would be established in seven divisions, 64 districts, 64 upazilas, 319 pourasabhas and 100 colleges under the scheme, the sources said.
They said seven divisions, 64 districts and 100 colleges would be brought under the videoconferencing system, while backbone network bandwidth would be expanded to the divisional headquarters, the National Data Centre and the district ICT centres from the union and district ICT centres.
The backbone upgradation would be made in 200 upazila ICT centres, while backbone router would be installed in 64 upazila ICT centres.
The issues of expansion of Network Management System by introduction of desktop cloud for 250 clients, observation of network equipment and solving the question of the people regarding the network through setting up a Help Desk have been included in the Info Government Project-3.
Mentionable that almost all upazilas have been brought under the fibre optic cable, while video conferencing facilities have been introduced at 800 offices at the upazila level through the Bangla Gov Net and Info Government Project-2.
While giving his instant reaction after approval of the project, State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak said a new horizon will be opened up in reaching the benefit of technology to the doorsteps of the people and linking the people with the government in a bigger way through it.
"Bangladesh would move another step forward in materializing the dream of "Digital Bangladesh" with the execution of the project," he said.
The state minister said the project would bring more area of the country under the digital connectivity side by side with generating huge employment.
"The aim of the present government is to achieve social progress and the people's satisfaction and ensure free flow of information by raising efficiency and connectivity. So, we want to take the people living up to the union level to the internet world and involve them in modern professions," Palak said.