Will start exporting computers from this month: Jabbar
Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said that initiatives have been taken to export computers bearing the tagline "Made in Bangladesh" to Nepal and Nigeria. The export process will start within this very month. He made this revelation while inaugurating the country's largest ICT event dubbed the Digital ICT Fair at the Multiplan Computer Center at Elephant Road on Wednesday morning.
Mustafa Jabbar said, "I would like to see that the big IT companies such as Samsung, HP have 'Made in Bangladesh' tagged on their products. That's why I will call on foreign companies to establish factories in the country. The government has already brought down the import duty of 92 tech products to 2 percent to encourage global IT device manufacturers to set up their production works in Bangladesh."
To a company planning to export hardwares to Bangladesh, the government has proposed to give 10 percent cash incentives. Besides, selling these products in Bangladesh will be tax holiday.
Mustafa Jabbar also said, "I want to give all of you good news that a company in Bangladesh has already started making computers. Soon, five more companies will start establishing their factories for manufacturing more computers in the country."
It was also revealed that Bangladesh's software is now being used by the governments of different countries.
At the inauguration additional speeches were given by the information technology expert and educationist Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury and Digital ICT Fair 2018 Convener Tawfiq Ehsan.