Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | ePaper

BREAKING NEWS:

Satellite Bangabandhu-1 to be launched between March 26-31: Mustafa Jabbar

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Friday said Bangabandhu-1, the country's first satellite project, will be launched in between March 26 to March 31 from Cape Carnival Launch Pad in Florida, USA.
The minister came up with the deadline while addressing as the chief guest at a programme at BCC Auditorium at ICT Tower in the city over the development of the ICT sector in last four years.
Mustafa Jabbar also said the government will work to increase internet speed and reduce the price of internet data and ensure safe internet browsing.
School children become glad when they get internet access, but their parents become worried, the minister observed.
Over the issue, he said, "It is our moral responsibility to ensure children's safety on internet.
The Prime Minister has also asked him to ensure internet safety, he informed.
About the internet price at user level, the Minister said its price should be same in the entire country. "I have taken it as a challenge to make internet prices affordable for the countrymen."
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed said now the rate of internet penetration is 50 percent in the country, but the government wants to increase it up to 100 percent by 2021.
Noting that most of people have smart phones in their hands, Palak said the government is undertaking projects to turn e-governance into m-governance.
He said 40 percent of the people are now under e-services. "We'll be able to ensure 90 percent e-governance by 2021."
Palak said all upazilas of the country have already brought under optical fibre network and a move is underway to reach the network to more than 2,000 unions across the country.
He said the export volume of the country's ICT sector is now US$ 800 million. We've set target to increase the export size to US$ one billion in 2018 and five billion by 2021.
Focusing different other successes of the ICT sector, the State Minister said, "Now every citizen of the country is enjoying the benefits of the Digital Bangladesh."
Subir Kishore Choudhury, secretary of ICT Division, also spoke on the occasion.

More News For this Category

Teachers of White Panel of Dhaka University formed a human chain in front of Aporajeyo Bangla of DU on Tuesday protesting conspiracy and repression on members of Zia family.

Teachers of White Panel of Dhaka University formed a human chain in front of Aporajeyo Bangla of DU on Tuesday protesting conspiracy and repression on members of Zia family.

PM presents 1.5 bigha land to Dhakeswari Temple

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday presented one and a half bigha land to Dhakeswari National Temple by solving its (land) 60-year problem."Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today presented the land

Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Joynul Abedin speaking at a press conference at the Supreme Court auditorium on Tuesday protesting Digital Security Act.

Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Joynul Abedin speaking at a press conference at the Supreme Court auditorium on Tuesday protesting Digital Security Act.

Hydraulic horn causes serious harm to children: Expert

Hydraulic horn is cause of one of the immeasurable mediums of traffic noise as well as sound pollution that causes serious problems especially to the children, said former Vice-Chancellor of

RUET admission test on October 21

Admission test for the first year B. Sc Engineering courses in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) under its 2018-19 academic sessions will be held on October 21.Process of

Journalist Khalilur Rahman dies

Journalist Khalilur Rahman dies

Staff Reporter :Veteran journalist Md Khalilur Rahman passed away due to old- age complications on Monday. He breathed his last at his residence in the capital's Mirpur at the age

Dhaka for more focused discussion on climate finance, justice

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the implementation of 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development will largely depend on success in halting global

Met office forecasts dry weather

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Tuesday predict dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky across the country in next 24 hours as of 9 am today, a Met Office release

Hydraulic horn causes serious harm to children: Expert

Government officials and development activists at a post-rally discussion in Rajshahi on Tuesday unanimously said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working

Marking the Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

Marking the Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.