The government has launched its first ever IT Desk and B2B Connectivity Portal, the `Bangladesh IT Connect-UK’, at the Bangladesh High Commission in London to attract more foreign director investment in the IT sector.
The desk will also help create greater business connectivity between entrepreneurs and vendors from IT Industry in Bangladesh and the UK, said a press release from the London mission.
It has been developed by the LICT Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division of the Government in collaboration with the London High Commission.
The Virtual IT Desk and B2B Connectivity hub was inaugurated on Friday by State Minister for ICT, Zunaid Ahmed Palak with British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad, at a high-profile B2B event tilted,Bangladesh-UK@50 : Forging a Digital Economy Partnership.
Lord Ahmad pledged UK’s unremitting support and collaboration in promoting a knowledge and technology-based digital economy partnership.
He said: “Tech collaboration between the governments and the people of Bangladesh and the UK will take bilateral relations of the two countries into the next digital age”.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, “The virtual desk would help foster Bangladesh-UK trade and investments as well as knowledge partnerships in the technology and BPO sectors of both countries.”
The Minister recommended signing of an MoU between
Bangladesh and the UK in the ICT sector towards further strengthening of technological and business co-operation in ICT, digital businesses, skills, knowledge and innovation.
High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem in her welcome remarks said, the London mission is proud to launch the Virtual IT Help Desk on the occasion of 50 years of “our historic diplomatic relations that was pioneered since 08 January 1972 by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and British Prime Minister Sir Edward Health.
The virtual desk to be manned by a dedicated officer of the Mission will work as a ‘one-stop IT portal.” Already nearly 100 firms have registered in our portal”, said the press release.