Celebration of Internet in Rajshahi
9 September, 2015
The leading internet based businesses, mobile software development organizations, web portals and device companies participated here along with other internet based commodities and services organizations. There are taken different initiative related to internet literacy. The visitors got opportunities to experience those internet initiatives practically at the events.
BASIS Vice President M Rashidul Hasan, Secretary General Uttam Kumar Paul, Joint Secretary General Mostafizur Rahman Sohel, Treasurer Shah Imrul Kayeesh, Director and Bangladesh Internet Week-2015 Co-convener Ashraf Abir, Director Ariful Hasan Opu, Executive Director Sami Ahmed and Grameenphone’s Director of Stack-holder Relation Ishtiaq Hussain Chowdhury were present at the inaugural session.
State Minister said, ‘There will be developed the Barendra Silicon Valley alike Silicon Valley of USA. As a part of progress of the digital initiative, there being organized second mega expo of Bangladesh Internet Week here in Rajshahi after Dhaka.”
State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said,” We will reach high speed broad band internet connectivity at all Upazilas by December this year. All unions will be connected by 2018. Over 5 crore and 7 lakh citizens use internet. ICT division of government, BASIS and Grameenphone are stretching hands together to connect new one crore internet users every next year. Bangladesh Internet Week is one of the mega initiatives of the government’s vision.”
Chief Corporate Officer of Grameenphone Mahmud Hossain said, “We have introduced new service EasyNet to reach the unconnected. Bangladesh Internet Week is very synchronizing with our vision “Internet for All’. We are very hopeful to achieve our goal with the BIW initiative in association with ICT Division and BASIS.”
Earlier, there have been organized Bangladesh Internet Week at Banani Field in the capital from September 5 to 11. BIW will come to an end shifting Sylhet on September 11, after celebrating the mega expo in Rajshahi here on Wednesday.
The nationwide internet literacy campaign will contributes to connect around one crore people as new internet users by next year which will cover more citizens in digital services and promote internet based entrepreneurship, according organizers.
Detail about the technology carnival available on Bangladesh Internet Week official website (www.bangladeshinternet.org) and Facebook page (fb.com/BDInternetWeek).