PV Online Report : State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said that Cox’s Bazar will be developed as a tourist city as well as a technology city. As a part of this, a hi-tech park is being constructed on 8 acres of land at a cost of Tk 150 crore in South Mithachhari area of Ramu. Once its construction is completed, Cox’s Bazar will be the new destination for entrepreneurs in the field of information technology.
He said these while talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of Hi-Tech Park in South Mithachhari area of Ramu Upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.
He said that the Prime Minister had promised the construction of hi-tech park for the purpose of employment in the information technology sector to the people of Cox’s Bazar. Now that promise is about to be fulfilled. Later in the morning at 9:30 am in the discussion meeting organized on the occasion of laying the foundation stone at Cox’s Bazar Cultural Center, he said that 13 years ago the size of the digital economy was only 26 million dollars. And currently it has reached 1.4 billion dollars.
The government is working to increase ICT exports to $5 billion by 2025 and employment in the ICT sector to 3 million through training. He also said that the youth of the district will be able to earn money by outsourcing to world-renowned companies by sitting in this hi-tech park with just a laptop. This IT park will create employment for 3 thousand youth. Apart from this, 1000 more youths will be provided employment every year through training.