Bangladesh has set to start construction of hi-tech parks at district level in February utilising the Indian line of credit.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak detailed the project while Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami called on him at ICT Tower in the capital on Monday.
India will cooperate in developing infrastructure and skilled human resources.
“Specialised labs will be set up at six tech parks under Bangladesh-India Digital Service and Employment Training Centre (BDSET) to provide training in hi-tech technologies. Besides, 50 Bangladesh-India Digital Edutrainment Centres will be set upunder a new project,” he said.
The junior minister said 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 become stronger in the same way,” he said.
“We confirmed the notification of award (NOA) to India. The construction of hi-tech park in district level will hopefully begin next week,” Dr Bikarna, additional secretary of ICT Division, told the Daily Sun.
The ICT Division has proposed India to sign memorandum of understanding for three new projects to India which are under review, according to the official.