China will extend hands to Bangladesh for developing Digital Forensic Lab, where the digital offences would be identified.
China expressed this desire when Bangladesh State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, now in a visit to Beijing, called on the Chinese ICT Deputy Minister Liu Lilua on Thursday.
ICT Division Public Relation Officer Abu Naser confirmed this to the Daily Observer on Friday.
Naser said, "ICT State Minister focused on progress of different technology initiatives supported by China at the bi-literal meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Besides, Bangladesh Minister sought Chinese support and cooperation in framing the proposed Digital Security Act and developing a Digital Forensic Lab to detect crime through digital media,"
China ICT Deputy Minister Liu Lilua assured Palak his country's all-out support to Bangladesh in halting digital crime.
On an email statement, Liu said, "We are very impressed with the progress of Bangladesh in technology initiatives especially in services. China would always support Bangladesh on the digital initiative."
On the sideline of the meeting, Palak also met with China Exim Bank
Vice President Yeng Shing Yong.
China Exim Bank official updated the Bangladesh minister about the progress of allocation of USD 154 million for establishing Tier-4 Data Centre in Bangladesh.
Besides, Yeng brought the issue of approval of loan for Info Sarkar -3 and Establishing Digital Connectivity projects.
During his meeting with the Chinese financial organization, Palak urged the bank officials to invest USD 5 billion in technology sector to assist reaching Digital Bangladesh by 2021, a devout mission and vision of the Sheikh Hasina government.