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‘4 more mobile phone factories in pipeline’

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said as a result of the government’s technology-friendly policy, 14 world-class mobile companies have set up mobile phone factories in the country and four more are in the pipeline. Following this we are exporting laptops and computers to many countries of the world including Nepal and Nigeria. The Minister mentioned that Bangladesh is now exporting Five-G mobile phones to America.

The Minister for Posts and Telecommunications said this while addressing the inaugural function of the three-day ‘Smartphone and Tab Fair’ organized by Maker Communication at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka on Thursday (January 8).

At the same time, he said, the transformation of Bangladesh from a digital device importing country to a producing and exporting country is an unimaginable achievement in the national life. “We have been able to fulfill the dream of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on August 6, 2015 to establish Bangladesh as a digital device manufacturing and exporting country,” he said.

Referring to the golden age of Bangladesh in the development of digital technology, Mustafa Jabbar said that the government is committed to provide all possible assistance in digital transformation and development of digital technology.

Referring to Bangladesh’s entry into Five-G technology as a historic milestone, he said Bangladesh has set an example to the world in the development of digital technology under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and under the direction of Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, Deputy Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information and Communication Technology.

Highlighting the challenges of Bangladesh in the development of digital technology, highlighting his long experience of 35 years, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started the journey of overcoming 324 years of backwardness in technology. He stood on the brink of war and took groundbreaking initiatives in gaining membership of the ITU and UPU, setting up satellite ground stations at Betbunia, forming T&T boards, and expanding technical education. Although he missed two industrial revolutions in the past, Bangabandhu started his journey to participate in the third industrial revolution. He remarked that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken Bangladesh to a unique height in the last 18 years by establishing a knowledge-based digital equality society.

Teletalk Bangladesh Limited Managing Director on the occasion. Sahab Uddin, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Technologies, Tao Goanzio, Managing Director of Apo Bangladesh, Rezwanul Haque, CEO of Transon Bangladesh, Sharon Wayne, Sales Director of Vivo Bangladesh, Tim Shaaner, Managing Director of Realm Bangladesh, And CEO Dewan Kanon and CEO of Maker Communications Muhammad Khan, the organizer of the fair.

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