Jannatul Islam Rahad
The Government eyes to introduce a unique phone number to provide all pubic services' information. To introduce the service, ICT division will establish The National Data Centre (NDC) within 2018. ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak shared the information while he addressing the event titled "One more year in journey towards Digital Bangladesh," at Bangladesh Computer Council Bhaban on Monday. A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
"ICT Division is very determining to develop the NDC by the next 4 year with the pace of present work force in the country. Citizens will get all necessary information by dialling a number only" Palak added.
Palak on his address said that govt. expects to launch 4G network in Bangladesh by 2016. Before that the first phase construction work of the Jessore hi-tech park will be finished by March 2015. He also informed that the construction of 10 software Technology Park also underway. Around 70 thousand skilled professionals will be trained in these parks in next four years. Incubation centers will be setup to help the new entrepreneurs built their startups.
A tier-3 certified data center has been expanded which will be able to hold 750TBs of data and a bandwidth capacity of 1Gbps. This data capacity will be expanded to 2 Peta Bytes, which will make it the 5th largest data center in the world. A joint workforce with BRAC is working to develop multimedia contents for primary schools. Meanwhile a complete cyber security law (revised 2009 amended 2015) is waiting for approval of the Cabinet Division.
Palak also said, "The ICT sector made remarkable progress in the past couple of years as we formulated effective and time-befitting policy initiatives as well as took steps for infrastructural development aiming to make Bangladesh a technologically advantaged country."
Senior officials of ICT division, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, journalists, among others, were present at the press conference.
n Jannatul Islam Rahad is Staff Correspondent at The Daily Observer