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Salman Rahman visits Samsung R&D Institute in Dhaka

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 13th June, 2022 06:34:20 PM
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Salman F. Rahman, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Private Sector Industry and Investment along with Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Lee Jang-keun on Monday visited the Samsung Research and Development Institute Bangladesh (SRDB).

Samsung Electronics has been operating its R&D institute in Dhaka for more than 10 years.

Established in 2010 in Dhanmondi, the Samsung Research and Development Institute Bangladesh (SRDB) has been employing hundreds of young Bangladesh software engineers and developing various software applications for Samsung gadgets worldwide.

During the visit, Mr. Koo Won-mo, Director of SRDB, briefed the Prime Minister’s Advisor and Korean Ambassador on the activities of the institute and showed them around the 6-story institute building in Monem Business District.

Speaking highly of the quality of the work the Bangladesh experts and engineers they are working with, SRDB explained four areas of the institute’s contribution to Bangladesh which includes employment generation, technology development, research and innovation and software export.

SRDB’s main objective is to develop software for Samsung mobile phones, wearables, windows, computers, and other electronic devices.

The SRDB also offers various CSR (Corporation Social Responsibility) activities such as Youth Software Academy, Coding Contest, and support for the autism children.

Ambassador Lee mentioned that Bangladesh is well-positioned in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) era not only for its highly motivated, talented young people but also for the sizable population, which would form a solid basis for big data creation, a critical element for the artificial intelligence.

While Samsung is not yet investing in manufacturing, it is investing in the human capital of Bangladesh through the SRDB, which would play a critical role in achieving the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister for Smart Bangladesh, he said.

Samsung has 16 R&D centers in 14 countries worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Bangladesh and India are the only South Asian countries hosting the R&D Center.