Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
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Bangladesh becomes exporter of intellectual resources: Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday said that Bangladesh has become an exporter of intellectual resources.

 “At present Bangladesh is not only an exporter of readymade garments but also of intellectual resources. We are exporting mobile phones, computers, laptops and even IoT devices” said the minister.

The posts and telecommunications minister made the remarks at an event titled ‘Seeds For The Future 2022’ at a hotel in the capital on Saturday night, organised by Chinese tech giant Huawei. 

  On the day, Huawei announces top nine participants of Seeds For The Future. The winners will have to go to Thailand to participate in the next round of the flagship CSR programme by Huawei.

Based on merit score from various tests and exams, the top nine students have been selected from 30 students of the second round, while 1000 students took part in this year’s programme.

The nine winners are: Golam Mahmud Samdani from BUET, Shadmin Sultana from Dhaka University, Madiha Binte Zakir and Mehreen Tabassum from RUET, Wasifa Rahman Rashmi and Md Sumit Hasan from IUT Bangladesh, Mohammad Iftekher Ebne Jalal from CUET, Lazib Sharar Shaiok and Mohsina Taz from BRAC University.

Apart from posts and telecommunications minister, the event was also attended by Yue Liwen, Cultural Counselor of Embassy of China to Bangladesh, Beatrice Kaldun, Head of the office and UNESCO Representative to Bangladesh, Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University of Technology, and Jason Li, Board Member, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited.

Huawei has been contributing in various ways to develop a comprehensive ICT ecosystem in Bangladesh.

The global ICT infrastructure provider is helping the country reap the benefits of digital transformation.

‘Seeds For The Future’ is one such initiative by Huawei, which was launched globally in 2008 in Thailand.