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Palak for expediting digital lab activities

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City Desk :
State Minister for Information, Communication and Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak has urged all concerned to expedite the activities of digital laboratories and centres for welfare of the public in general.
He also asked them to bring dynamism into the online-based service delivery activities so that the general public can derive total benefits of the online services.
He was addressing a view-sharing meeting with Monitoring Officers, ICT Computer Teachers and Union Digital Center Entrepreneurs related to the progress of Sheikh Russell Digital Lab and Sheikh Russell Language Training Lab and Info Government Phase-3 Connectivity at conference hall of Deputy Commissioner's office in Rajshahi on Thursday.  Prof Dr Monsur Rahman, MP, addressed the meeting as special guest with Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader in the chair.  State Minister Palak said there is no need for going to government offices to get their necessary public services at present as the public services are available in online and anyone can get those through mobile apps.
He told the meeting that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Silicon City project is being implemented on 31.63 acres of land in Rajshahi city that will contribute positively to the socio-economic improvement of the region.  Palak mentioned that more than 14,000 people, mainly the young, will be employed here with the construction of the Silicon City. A ten storied building will be constructed here and another five-story building covering 62,000 square feet will be constructed which will be used as IT Incubator-cum-Training Centre.
He added that programmes for setting up hi-tech and ICT parks in different areas of the country were already taken with the main thrust of creating world standard business environment, attracting investment from both home and abroad and capacity building of local entrepreneurs aims at building digital Bangladesh for successful implementation of the present government's Vision 2021.

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