Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said Bangladesh has missed the first three revolutions, but now it will lead the world in the coming 4th revolution, reports BSS.
“No need to be worried about technological advancement. We will create more jobs and re-modify some jobs before hitting the revolution,” he added.The minister was addressing a discussion styled “4th Industrial Revolution – Are we ready?” in city’s BRAC Inn Auditorium.
At the same time Jabbar also pointed that proper human resources and education process are also needed to seize the opportunity. “We will make ICT education mandatory at any cost, we did it for secondary level education a few years ago,” he added.
However, experts at the discussion expressed concerns that nearly two billion jobs will be displaced by 2030 as a result of technology advances and huge number of Bangladeshi expatriates who are doing blue collar jobs in different countries might return to the country.
To face this challenges Bangladesh needs to develop its human resources as soon as possible as the country has demographic dividend, they said.
Currently 65 percent of the Bangladeshi population is youth and it will be the key driver for this country but they need proper skill to face the fourth industrial revolution.