Speakers at a function here today underscored the need for spreading among people positive impact of using information and communication technology (ICT) and internet facilities for proper implementation of the Vision-2021.
They were addressing the concluding ceremony of the three-day digital innovation fair-2017 organised by the local administration at Public Library ground here.
The fair was organised to further accelerate the digitisation programme sensitizing and bridging the common people with ICT and reaching government services easily to their doorsteps in building a digital Bangladesh.
The Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office being funded by the GoB, USAID and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) extended assistance in organising the fair.
The district administration, different government departments, non- governmental and private sector organisations, union digital centres (UDCs), financial and educational institutions and entrepreneurs set up 52 stalls in the fair.
Thousands of people, including youths and students, visited the fair daily.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Minu Sheel attended the concluding ceremony as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Md Rahat Anwar in the chair.
Acting President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed addressed it as special guest.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-General) Priyosindhu Talukder, ADC (Revenue) AKM Maruf Hassan, ADC (Education & ICT) Ruhul Amin Mian and Senior District Information Officer Humayun Kobir addressed, among others.
Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed said that the common people are getting all government services easily at their doorsteps following successful implementation of the a2i Programme in building a middle income digital Bangladesh by 2021.
The chief guest said that digitisation process has been contributing significantly to successfully lead Bangladesh towards a middle income nation by 2021, and a developed country by 2041.
“The UDCs and web-portals at district and upazilas headquarters, pourasabhas, city corporations, directorates and ministries have been providing automated e-services to further accelerate development reducing corruption in every sector,” she added.
Later, she distributed prizes and certificates among the winners of different competitions and best stalls owners and organisations in the ceremony followed by a colourful cultural function.