Finance Minister AMA Muhith believes access to information technology
can help beat corruption in sectors like land management, police and
“Corruption still persists in the society. Information technology can
be effectively used for reducing corruption,” said Muhith, while
speaking at the inaugural ceremony of BCS ICT World-12, a computer
fair organised by Bangladesh Computer Samity on Tuesday.
He said that prevailing corruption in land management, police and
courts can be handled effectively by use of Information-technology,
because that ensured transparency.
Muhith said allocation for the IT sector in the budget has been
increased and the government has successfully reduced internet usage
cost, introduced e-tendering and taken information-technology service
to the doorsteps of those living in the villages.
Muhith also revealed a government plan for setting up an ICT
University at Gazipur for building skilled manpower.
He regretted for the delay in upgrading the country to 3-G technology,
but blamed cell phone companies for the delay.
Muhith said connection with the second submarine cables has been
established to ensure a fast internet service.
The computer fair will continue for five days at Bangabandhu
International Conference centre at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
BCS Director Mostafa Zabbar , in his inaugural speech, prioritised
using information-technology in the land sector to avoid huge losses
the government was now suffering.
BCS President Foyezullah calls for cheaper rates for loans to the ICT sector.
As many as 52 local and foreign organisations are participating in the fair.