Staff Correspondent: Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “No other countries in the world used the term ‘Digital’ before Bangladesh. Many countries are trying to bring about digital revolution following us.”
“The economy of this country was previously based on agriculture. But at present, we are being dependent on digital technology. Around 90 percent of electronic products are now being manufactured here in Bangladesh. Televisions manufactured here in Bangladesh are now being exported to Germany,” he told a workshop at Dhaka University Senate Bhaban here on Saturday.
Leading youth platform ‘Young Bangla’ and Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) project under ICT Division is arranging the two-day workshop as part of a competition for the university students titled ‘Student to Start-Up’ Chapter One.
Jabbar called upon the Dhaka University students to be innovative entrepreneurs without only hunting for government jobs after the completion of studies.
“The government cannot manage jobs for the large number of youths. Moreover, the government job opportunities will decrease in the coming days. That is why the government is encouraging the youths to generate newer innovative ideas to be self-reliant,” he told the workshop.
ICT Division Joint Secretary and IDEA Project Director Syed Mojibul Haque, Bangladesh Computer Council Executive Director Partha Pratim Deb, DU Business Studies Faculty Dean Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, DU Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship Center Vice-Chairman and DU International Business Department Supernumerary Professor Khandkar Bazlul Haque and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Professor Md Rashidul Hasan addressed the workshop, among others.
risingbd/Dhaka/April 27, 2019/Yeamin/AI