Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The government has decided to set up first software part at the abandoned and much talked about 11-storey Janata Tower at the capital’s Karwan Bazar.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took the decision at the National ICT Taskforce meeting held at her office in Dhaka on Tuesday.
This was the first meeting of the taskforce — a committee to guide and facilitate the ICT sector of the country — since Awami League led alliance assumed office.
The park will bring the nation’s leading software and hardware companies together so that they can share ideas and technologies, and collaborate towards the development of the country’s science and technology, The Daily Star, a local newspaper, reported quoting sources.
The software park at Karwan Bazar will be built through a Public Private Partnership with an active role from Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh Computer Samity, Bangladesh Computer Council and the Ministry of Science and ICT, Anir Chowdhury, the policy adviser to the Access to Information (A2I) programme of the Prime Minister’s Office reportedly said.
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