Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has said use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has been accelerating national development in building a digital Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh would become a middle income nation by 2021, and a developed country by 2041,” Jhantu said while ceremonially declaring RpCC decision to provide free WiFi internet facilities to the city’s seven educational institutions on Sunday.
With Secretary of RpCC Fazlul Kabir in the chair, City Councilors, officials and employees of the city corporation attended the ceremony held at office of the City Mayor.
The seven educational institutions are: Rangpur Carmichael College, Rangpur Begum Rokeya Government College, Rangpur Government College, Rangpur Polytechnic Institute, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Collectorate School and College and Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College.
Jhantu, also a valiant freedom fighter, said the RpCC would provide free WiFi internet facilities to common students of the institutions as per direction of Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina to further speed up the process of building digital Bangladesh.
“Around one lakh students of these institutions would have access to hi speed internet facilities to send mails, talk over internet, download eBooks, make video calls, know results, search jobs, send application and many other services free of costs,” he said.
Jhantu mentioned that the RpCC had been successfully providing digitised services in the fields of tax managements, transportation, health, downloading forms, exchanging information, birth registration certificates and other sectors to the common citizens, reports BSS, Rangpur.