Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized on technology education for the new generation to help them cope with the competition as the global tech scene has been changing very fast.
“We always want to remain advanced, not behind. Bangladesh will not lag behind in the case of fast changing global scenario,” the Prime Minister said inaugurating Sheikh Kamal IT Incubator and Training Centre constructed at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Rajshahi on Wedensday.
Hasina was addressing through a videoconference from her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka.
She also inaugurated cent percent electrification in seven districts and 23 upazilas as well as Feni 114-MW power plant.
“We want to establish a technology-based society and that’s why we’ve taken various steps,” Hasina said referring to her schemes that included providing computer education and setting up multimedia classrooms in educational institutions.
The government wants the new generations literate in such a way so that they can move keeping pace with the competitive world.
She also reaffirmed her vow to illuminate every house of the country in the Mujib Borsho (Mujib Year), the birth centenary year of the Bangladesh’s independence architect.
“Electricity is a pre-requisite for development and I’ve firm belief that we could light up every house of the country in Mujib Borsho,” she said
The country needs more fields to generate employment and increase skills for the people, she said.
After coming to power in 1996, she said, her government launched initiatives how the people could be attracted to use of technology including computer.
More than 130 million mobile phones are in operation in Bangladesh of 160 people, Hasina said referring to various other amenities that the people are now getting because of her initiatives for massive digitalization scheme.
“Due to use of technologies, the scope for controlling corruption is being created and the country’s economy is being strengthened,” she said.
The prime minister said her government in 1996-2001 period enacted a law to set up 12 science and technology universities in the country to attract students to science and technology.
About the power sector development, Hasina said her government has been able to raise electricity production to 23,000 MW, and as a result 96 percent people in the country are under the electricity coverage.