Bangladesh has been exporting software to some 80 countries of the world, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday.
He said computers are being exported to Nigeria and Nepal, while mobile phones to the United States.
Mustafa Jabbar was speaking as the chief guest while inaugurating Merchant Bay Limited on online in the capital.
The minister said Bangladesh has now turned into an exporting country owing to the farsighted plans taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to implement Digital Bangladesh.
“We’ve already achieved the capability of moving in line with the industrialized nations under the fourth industrial revolution passing the hundred years of backwardness of the past,” he said.
The Posts and Telecommunications Minister said Bangladesh has exported IOT devices to Saudi Arabia. Mobile phones manufactured in Bangladesh meet 82 per cent demand of the country. Bangladesh has already started the process of manufacturing 5G mobile phones.
Referring to internet facilities in rural areas of the country, he said high-speed broadband connections have already reached at 3,800 unions of the country. Process has also begun to take broadband internet connectivity to the rest 738 unions including inaccessible charlands, haors and islands.
The function was moderated by Merchant Bay Limited’s founder and young entrepreneur Sayem Ahmed. It was attended by Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin MP, BGMEA president Dr Rubana Huque and Sayem Group’s CEO Monir Hossain, among others.