The government wants to ensure digital facilities for all and as part of this plan, work is underway to take high speed Internet to Chitmahal and other remote areas. Reportedly, the corporate social responsibility fund of mobile operators will work as an incentive.
Ministry sources say that projects to establish high speed Internet are now in a process of tender for the best contractor.
Till 2018, Tk 14.12 billion has been deposited in the corporate responsibility fund. Reportedly, all mobile operators keep a portion on their revenue in this fund.
On Sept 27, Tk 1 billion has been allotted to establish mobile network in remote areas.
On January this year, another Tk 0.5 billion was allotted to establish high speed mobile broadband in the haor and char areas.
Around 772 unions and remote hilly and char areas are deprived of high speed Internet. Of this, 111 are in Chitmahal.
Work is also underway to create connectivity through Bangabandhu-1. Once these areas get net, the youth will become advanced in science, technology and programming.
This will also help in offering long term medical support to people and help fishermen and other people to get the right price for their produce.
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “The government is determined to take Internet to remote parts and telemedicine will reduce infant mortality.”
Saying that digitization of education will reduce disparity, he said, “By taking Internet to all corners, we will be able to develop a tech savvy nation.”