PV Desk : State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday told the House that the government would create employment opportunities for 10 lakh youths in the country’s ICT sector in the next five years.

“The government has created employment opportunities for 10 lakh people in the ICT sector in the past 10 years. It will create working opportunities for another 10 lakh youths in the sector in the next five years,” he told the House after taking part in the general discussion on a thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech.

Palak said the government will introduce 2,000 more digital services for people in the next five years. The government will create 100 entrepreneurs in the ICT sector this year, he added.

Treasury bench lawmakers Enamul Haque, AFM Ruhal Haque, Md Abdus Sobhan Miah, Kaniz Fatema Ahmed and Benjir Ahmed, Jatiya Party MP Shameem Haider Patwary and BNP lawmaker Rumeen Farhana took part in the discussion with Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.