Digital Bangladesh

‘Digital Bangladesh’ is at present a buzzword to the people of all classes. It means digitalizing Bangladesh by ensuring an ICT-based society where information will be available online and where all possible tasks of the government and other non-government or semi-government will be performed using digital technology. The motto of digital Bangladesh is to establish technology-based digital governance, e-commerce, e-agriculture, e-production, e-education, etc. emphasizing the overall development of the country and the nation. The benefits of digital Bangladesh are many. If we can establish a digital Bangladesh, corruption will be drastically reduced by enhancing transparency and accountability. It will make people think globally and connect them with the whole world economically, politically, socially, academically and even culturally. It will improve banking and financial activities. Agriculture, health, education, commerce; all these sectors will be highly benefited by making Bangladesh a digital one. For implementing this dream of digital Bangladesh, the government has to take certain initiatives. First of all, the uninterrupted power supply has to be ensured. We have to develop computer network infrastructures throughout the country. We also have to train our people to acquire ICT skill and ensure equitable access to digital governance services for all strata of society. All types of jobs, including business and administration, will be more and more digitized. We in Bangladesh will be forced to use and adopt new technologies and will require expertise in new technologies like cloud computing, 3D printing, Big Data, gaming, animation, outsourcing, etc. Digital governance will curb crime and corruption and pave the way for our country’s rapid development. So to see our country a digital one, the government’s commitment and people’s cooperation are urgently required. Finally, our education should be computer-based and in primary and secondary schools students should get easy access to the computer. Digital Bangladesh has been shattered by the turbulent political situation. The country dearly needs a tranquil political environment for the development of all sectors, including ICT, for the realization of Digital Bangladesh.