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Govt Aims to Boost Income Through Tech Upskilling

Industry: ICT Sector, Information Technology (IT)

The Smart Bangladesh plan, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, aims to enhance financial inclusion and technological skills among citizens. The Smart Bangladesh Taskforce has set 21 targets for smart citizens, smart economies, smart societies, and smart governments. Challenges include skill enhancement, data security, and potential job reduction due to technology.

Action plans are underway, with 15 committees formed under ministers to oversee specific domains. Short, medium, and long-term goals target a digital economy, poverty reduction, and a paperless society by 2041. The plan emphasizes entrepreneurship, digital literacy, and cashless transactions.

Challenges include significant investments, private sector involvement, and addressing the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact. Educationists advise on research and development, and the Basis President recommends technology transfer to local companies.

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