PM inaugurates Digital World with robot Sophia

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Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the four-day Digital World, the biggest ICT exposition in Bangladesh, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with world’s first robot ‘citizen’ Sophia inaugurated the mega event around 12.10 pm.

The ICT Division and the BASIS in association with several IT organizations organized the digital world-2017 with the theme of "Ready for Tomorrow". This year's theme signifies the readiness that Bangladesh has achieved over the past 9 years in ICT sector.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the event.

The President in his message said, "The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has undertaken massive development programmes aimed at implementing Vision-2021 and to turn our country into 'Digital Bangladesh'."

The Prime Minister in her message said, "We started materializing Digital Bangladesh in 2009 using digital technology as the key driving element. The people have welcomed the philosophy and the nation soon experienced all sorts of positive changes, especially in connectivity, service delivery, banking, communications, education, healthcare and many other socio-economic areas. These efforts have strengthened our global position in ICT sector."

There will be more than 300 stalls and pavilions for IT exposition, 24 seminars, conferences and policy dialogues, ICT Career Camp which will occupy various zones and corners.


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