Pay more attention to improving digital security, PM to authorities

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07 April 2022 21:20:54

On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered relevant authorities to pay more attention to digital security in all sectors of the country.

“In fact, as technology creates opportunities for us, it can also cause problems in many cases. From this aspect, we need to rethink our security issues,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the third meeting of the Digital Bangladesh Taskforce at his official residence in Ganobhaban, UNB reports.

She asked the relevant authorities to think about the issue of (digital) security in all cases, starting with money deposited in the bank.

Hasina said that the excellence of technology will continue to increase day by day. But every day new thoughts will come (surface). “What I think is applicable now will go further (needs further review). We’ll have to keep that in mind,” she added.

She stressed that more emphasis should be placed on research as excellence in technology will continue to grow.

“We have to conduct our research all the time. We have to keep pace with the world. And Bangladesh will be an example for everyone to follow. That’s what I want,” she said.

Noting that the people of Bangladesh have talent, she said, “Why will we remain dependent on others?… We can go far if we can create space for it to thrive.”

Talking about the brain drain, the Prime Minister said that many people say that the country’s talents go abroad, but she does not worry much about it because many of them eventually return home after winning money.

“Now Bangladesh is also an attractive place… We don’t need to talk about old words – brain drain -… We are not short of people,” she said, adding that the Bangladesh had a large number of young people.

The prime minister said that Bangladesh’s position is better than others in many ways. “We are in a much better position.”

She said Digital Bangladesh has made a lot of things easier here. Today, high-speed internet has reached over 4,000 unions and our own satellite has been launched. Nobody could think of it in the past, she added.

Hasina stressed the need to develop the young generation as skilled manpower in order to move Bangladesh forward.

“In order to move Bangladesh forward, we need to develop our youth in a more proper way by giving them proper education and training or developing their mindset in a proper way,” she said.

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