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Digital Bangladesh Fair ends, calls for smart society

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Digital Bangladesh Fair ends, calls for smart society
Law Minister Anisul Huq speaks at a seminar on the occasion of Digital Bangladesh Fair-2023 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Saturday.

Digital Bangladesh Fair, the flagship event of the government to showcase local innovations in technology, ended on Saturday with a call to promote research and build a smart society.

A seminar was held on the closing day of the fair organised by the Posts and Telecommunications Division at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

Law Minister Anisul Huq attended the seminar on building a digital society as the chief guest. Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar and Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Tazul Islam were also present.

In his speech, the law minister said the government has introduced a digital security law to provide online security for the people. “If there is a law, the law will be misused and we should proceed accordingly. Awareness is necessary to prevent the misuse of the law. There should be an agreement with other countries to prevent digital misuse,” he said.

Narayanganj City corporation mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and Telecommunications Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman were present as the special guests.

The  government’s computer response team project director Tarique M Barkatullah made a keynote presentation on the occasion while tech expert TIM Nurul Kabir moderated the discussion meeting.

Addressing the seminar, Mustafa Jabbar termed the Digital Bangladesh Fair as a platform of knowledge sharing for current and present development of technology.

“Many people from children to old people participated in this fair and gained new experiences,” he said.

In his speech, LGRD Minister Tazul Islam said the authorities concerned need big roads, playgrounds and a quality primary school in every neighborhood for transforming Dhaka into a smarter one.

“At the same time there is no alternative to make the new generation technology friendly,” he said.

This tech solutions providers, telecom operators, mobile financial service providers, internet and infrastructure service providers participated in the fair with 77 pavilions and 52 stalls.

Eight seminars were held  during the three-day Digital Bangladesh Mela that kicked off on Thursday.