Digital services bring qualitative changes, says FM

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:25, Jan 18,2020


Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Friday said the introduction of digital services brought about qualitative changes in terms of providing services by reducing both time and cost.

‘There is a need for cordiality between the service providers and receivers,’ he said adding that digital services ensured less hassle for all.

Momen made the remarks while addressing a seminar as part of Digital Bangladesh Fair 2020 at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in the capital.

He said Bangladesh was giving much importance on economic diplomacy and public diplomacy in an effort to boost trade and investment, to diversify exports and create employment for Bangladeshi nationals abroad.

He said Bangladesh’s achievements made so far would be projected across the world in the next two years by celebrating the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50th year of Bangladesh’s independence.

Momen said some 77 Bangladesh missions abroad would be engaged to introduce new and positive Bangladesh to the world.

The foreign minister said around 12.2 million Bangladeshis worked abroad and most of them were not skilled enough. He said the remittance inflow would increase significantly if Bangladesh could send skilled manpower abroad. The foreign minister said the government introduced Dutabash App through which 34 types of services were available.

He said nobody would be able to stop Bangladesh’s march if Bangladesh could properly utilise two resources - human and water.

The foreign minister said Sylhet was Bangladesh’s first digital city where 52 types of digital services were available through dialling 333.

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