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Seminar on fourth industrial revolution held at NMST

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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A workshop on how to make the socio-economic transformation, quality of life and service delivery easier and smoother by applying the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution held at the National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST) on Wednesday.

Officials from the military and civil administration and officials from Bangladesh Bank and professional organisations participated. The participants are trainees of the 15th batch of BIGM’s policy analysis course.

Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir, Project Director (Joint Secretary) of a2i, presented the keynote address at the seminar. Md Imtiaz Hossain (Joint Secretary)

Member (Engineering and Development) Mongla Port Authority and officials of Science Museum were also present.

The meeting outlined a blueprint for technology-rich development for the future of Bangladesh and highlighted the need for government officials to be technology friendly. It also highlights the role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in implementing the government’s digital vision.

At the seminar, Mohammad Munir Chowdhury, Director General of National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST) said, “Technology must be applied while ensuring the protection and utilization of natural resources and keeping human creativity at the forefront. Technology must be made effective by combining man and mechanics, not by extinction.”

“Robots will be under the control of human beings, human beings should not be slaves of robots or technology. In particular, technology needs to be used efficiently to control money laundering, corruption and environmental pollution” he added.

Senior Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Satyajit Roy Das and Senior Curator of NMST Suklan Bachhar also spoke at the seminar.

AKM Lutfur Rahman Siddique, Director, Science Museum delivered the welcome address. The trainees were given souvenirs by the NMST at the event and the trainees toured the galleries and exhibits of the Science Museum.