Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated the four-day-long Digital World-2014, a mega exposition of IT innovations and services at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital city, Dhaka.
Young generation enlightened with computer and technological education and knowledge would take forward Bangladesh towards prosperity, she said while presenting her inaugural speech.
The prime minister announced that the government has taken steps for connecting the country with second submarine cable. Every school will get multimedia class room and computer lab and IT park will be set up in every divisional headquarters, she added.
Sheikh Hasina said, her government envisaged boosting annual export earning to US$ 5 billion from software and IT service sector. To achieve the target, she said, the private and public sector should work together.
She hoped that the Digital World-2014 would introduce the new innovations and services with the people which would make immense contribution in building Digital Bangladesh.
ICT Division of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), national trade body for Software and IT Enabled Services are jointly organising the exhibition.
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Abdul Latif Siddiqui presided over the function. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, acting secretary of the ministry Kamal Uddin Ahmed, president of BASIS Shameem Ahsan and chief project officer of Digital World-2014 Russell T Ahmed, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Around 200 exhibitors from Bangladesh and abroad are taking part in the event.