‘Businesses to run by digital commerce in future’

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said that digital commerce would run the entire business sector in the coming days.

"The directorates of Posts' extensive high-speed internet expansion and logistical support are facilitating the development of digital commerce," he said while speaking as the chief guest at a function organised by the E-Commerce Association (E-cab) on the occasion of E-Cab Day in the capital on Wednesday.

Mustafa Jabbar said that digital commerce, now, is not only a platform for product sellers, it is also a platform for buyers. 

The government is cooperating in all possible ways for the development of this sector and it will continue, he said.

"The conventional trade in the digital age will go extinct," Jabbar said.

The rural digital-commerce can be expanded by combining the capabilities of both digital-commerce and postal services, Jabbar suggested, adding, there is no private or public sector in the country with such a large force and network like the postal department.

Highlighting the various paths of digital commerce development, the minister said that digital commerce is not only reaching the consumers but bringing both village-produced agricultural and cottage products to the city.

Bangladesh has established itself as a role model of development in the world in the last 12 years under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the continuation of the Digital Bangladesh program, said the minister.

E-Cab President Shomi Kaiser presided over the programme while E-cab Secretary-General Mohammad Abdul Waheed Tamal, Finance Secretary Abdul Haque Anu, Joint Secretary Nasima Akter Nisha, Director Zia Ashraf, Director Saeed Rahman, among others, also spoke at the function.