Towards a Digital Bangladesh December 23, 2008Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, Computer, TECHNOLOGY.
Tags: Computer, Digital Bangladesh, ICT
Bangladesh is resounding with the target of achieving of digital Bangladesh. In this election days, AL, one of the major political parties,first declared vision 2021 with the aim to develop Bangladesh into a digital country by that the next decade. BNP also added that they started the program in their tenure and will complete it earlier. More than a month ago, the Bangladesh Computer Council also organized a computer fair with the theme ‘Digital Bangladesh’.
A country goes digital means it will be an e-state means all its activities of governance, commerce,education,
agriculture etc will be powered by computer and internet.
It is easy to speak such a dream, but are we committed to achieve this dream? One of the reasons why our country didn’t become digital by this time is because of lack of commitment on the part of our political leaders.
A very first step for ‘Digital Bangladesh’ would be to spread the ICT education throughout the country. Every primary and secondary students should have access to the computer and computer based education. Mid level education & short term training should be readily available throughout the country and higher level education on computer sciences should be qualitative.
Internet facilities should be made available to the remotest corner of the country and at a cheaper rate. There are countries where the use of internet is free. The speed of the internet must be maximum to get the benefit of the time.
A tremendous effort should have to be made and continued in application of the computer and internet by both private and public offices,institutions & organisations in the coming years.
Market is to be broadened in and outside the country in software, outsourcing and programing.
Hardware plant are also needed to be established in our country. For this necessary contact with the international giants and investment will be required to be made.
The caretaker government has tried to give a good support to the establishment of ICT in our country.
We hope that the next governments would keep that trend continued.
An ordinary citizen
Digital Bangladesh: Going Beyond The Rhetoric- Mridul Chowdhury
Digital Bangladesh & the young- Md. Anwarul Kabir
Towards a Digital Bangladesh-Habibullah N Karim
Education and Vision 2021-Abdul Bayes