Momen for utilise innovation for economic growth
Bangladesh has been transformed to a manufacturer
country of technology product and services, Foreign Minister Abul Momen
said and called upon the youths to utilise innovations for economic growth.
Addressing opening session of a technology exposition on Monday, Minister Momen
also appreciated the activities of hi-tech parks for providing platform for local and
international firm to support Bangladesh towards knowledge-based economy.
Information and Communication Technology Division, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park
Authority and Bangladesh Computer Samity(BCS) jointly organised the three day
exposition titled Digital Device and Innovation Expo at Bangabandhu International
Conference Centre(BICC) in the capital.
Over 100 organisations and students from different universities, local product
manufacturers and service providers showcased ‘locally made’ innovation at the
AKM Abul Momen said Bangladesh has transformed into perfect destination for all
kind of technological innovations in last one decade under visionary leadership of
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“World Bank has mentioned Bangladesh as one of the fasted growing economy in
Asia Pacific where technology has significant contribution to pace up economic
growth. Bangladesh ICT sector experienced 40 percent growth in last ten years, ”
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak started words appreciating the local
manufacturers to bring new identity for Bangladesh in global market.
“There are imported 40 milions of mobile phones in the country. The government
has reduced the tax for 163 raw materials for mobile manufacturing. As a result
Walton, Symphony and Samsung has already set up assembling plants in
Bangladesh,” Palak added. Press release