Budget bypasses prophesy for Digital Bangladesh

The fortitude of the government’s ‘digital Bangladesh’ prophesy — ICT zone — has been not asked in the due budget, pronounced the leaders of 3 associations in the zone during the corner press discussion yesterday.

They pronounced if the supervision wants to settle the knowledge-based society, it will have to take long-term initiatives for the ICT sector.

The leaders purported which the ICT routine 2009 was not reflected in the due budget, as good as there have been no transparent directions, formulation as good as grant for the sector.

Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS), Bangladesh Association of Software as good as Information Services (BASIS) as good as Internet Services Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) organized the press discussion during CIRDAP auditorium.

The attention leaders pronounced the supervision has voiced which it will set up the little program as good as high-tech parks both in Dhaka as good as outside, nonetheless there is no grant to exercise the projects.

The supervision did not allot any income for the growth of the industry, they added.

Earlier, an movement devise underneath the ICT routine 2009 due the account worth Tk 700 crore for the growth of the sector, nonetheless the attention is nonetheless to get any money, they added.

Still there is no formula series for trade of program as good as IT-enabled services nonetheless the 3 associations mutually requested the financial method as good as National Board of Revenue for such formula numbers, which have been required for products meant for trade as good as import.

The government’s offer to travel import taxation upon twine ocular wire to twelve percent from existent 3 percent will positively enlarge the price of internet services, they said. Moreover fifteen percent worth combined taxation is still the separator to internet use, they added.

The leaders in the ICT zone have additionally requested the supervision to revoke or free taxation upon import of large mechanism monitor, uninterruptible appetite supply device used for computers, digital camera, multimedia projector as good as peep card.

Presidents of BCS, BASIS as good as ISPAB Mostafa Zabbar, Mahboob Zaman as good as Akhtaruzzaman Manju spoke in the press conference.

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