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    DHAKA, Oct 11, 2018 (BSS) – International Business Machines (IBM)
    Corporation, an American multinational information technology company, is
    keen to set up a center of excellence aimed at boosting the country’s ICT
    industry.

    The assurance came during a meeting between Posts, telecommunications
    and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar and Chief Digital Officer
    of IBM India and South Asia Nipun Mehrotra at the ICT Tower at Agargaon in
    the city today, an official release said.

    Component Team leader of Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and
    Governance (LICT) project Sami Ahmed and IBM officials were present at the
    meeting.

    At the meeting, the IBM has shown keen interest to work with the
    government to set up a Center of Excellence (CoE) and build capacity of the
    Bangladesh’s ICT industry.

    They (IBM) are ready to work in the field of emerging technologies like
    block chain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and also in the areas
    of agriculture, health and education.

    LICT, a flagship project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of ICT
    Division, took the initiative to set up a CoE on emerging technologies and
    has already held series of meetings with the internationally reputed
    companies in this regard.

    Lauding the IBM’s willingness to cooperate in setting up a Center of
    Excellence in Bangladesh, Jabbar said the government would be very happy to
    work with the IBM, a pioneer in the field of information technology.

    Digitization is progressing fast here and the government has already
    created an ICT ecosystem on its journey towards Digital Bangladesh, the two
    words were not in the Bangladesh’s lexicon even before the announcement of
    Vision 2021 on 12 December 2008, he said.

    Mustafa Jabbar said the entire country even the remote areas are being
    brought under internet connectivity through establishing optical fiber cable
    lines. “After launching 4G technology we have already completed test run of
    5G,” he said.

    During the meeting, the IBM which wind up their business here, is
    planning to invest and set up its office again after evaluating Bangladesh’s
    progress of digital transformation and considering the various global
    researches that Bangladesh is one of the fast growing economies of the world.
     
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