ICT export earning $800m in 2017
Bangladesh has earned $800 million in 2017 by exporting locally made software and other ICT-related products, state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said today.
Bangladesh Bank’s export target of $1 billion by 2018 and $5 billion by 2021 will be achieved if the ICT industry maintains the growth, he said in a programme in Dhaka.
He was speaking at Janata Software Technology Park sharing the plan of a four-day long ICT exposition Digital World 2017, which kicks off in Dhaka on December 6.
“We have taken Vietnam as our model. They achieved $20 billion foreign currency in ten years though they have started from ground zero,” Palak said in his speech.
This year’s Digital World is expected to draw a huge number of foreign guests. Already more than 350 companies from 162 companies have registered for the event.