Digital Bangladesh is at present a buzz word to the people of all classes of Bangladesh. It means digitizing Bangladesh by ensuring an ICT based society where information will be available on line and where all possible tasks of the government and other non-government or semi-government organizations w be performed using digital technology. Making a digital Bangladesh was an election manifesto (2008) of Awami League, one of the leading political parties in Bangladesh. In the 9th National Parliamentary election, Awami League has declared to develop.
go into a digital country by the next decade. Bangladesh is an independent
country. She has achieved her freedom more than 38 years ago. But still she is
burdened with many problems like poverty, overpopulation, unemployment,
corruption, food deficiency, natural calamities, power crisis etc. Considering
all these, the present government has aimed at making a digital Bangladesh to
overcome most of these problems. 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.
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 save
people’s time and money and will make people more enterprising and thus will
reduce unemployment problem. It will make people think globally and connect
them with the whole world economically, politically, socially, academically and
even culturally. It will open doors for the people to improve their conditions.
Digital Bangladesh will also improve banking and financial activities Money
transfer and transaction of business could be made within seconds by clicking
the mouse of a computer. Agriculture, health, education, commerce- all these
sectors will be highly benefited by making Bangladesh a digital one.
implementing this dream of digital Bangladesh, government has to take
certain initiatives. First of all, 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 by all strata of the society.
Digital governance will curb crime and corruption and pave the way for our
country’s rapid development.
to see our country a digital one, government’s commitment and people’s
co-operation are urgently required. Government should take steps to spread ICT
education throughout the country. Our education should be computer based and in
primary and secondary schools students should get easy access to the computer.
Making a digital Bangladesh by 2021 is one of the commitments of the present government. If the government values this commitment, our dream of a digital Bangladesh will be materialized and our country will be able to make progress in all sectors by leaps and bounds. Digital Bangladesh will be no exaggeration if we say that the implementation of a digital Bangladesh can help us to uphold ourselves as one of the developed countries in the world by the next decade.