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Digital Innovation Fair begins in Sylhet

9The three-day ‘Digital Innovation Fair 2015′ kicked off at Sylhet Muhammed Ali Gymnasium in the city Thursday in a bid to make people aware about e-services to engage them in the digital activities.
In collaboration with ICT ministry and Access to Information (A2I) project of Prime Minister’s Office, District Administration organised the fair. Latest ICT products, multi-media classroom, mobile banking and e-learning items are putting on display in around 40 stalls.
Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Jamal Uddin Ahmed addressed the inaugural session as chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Md. Shohidul Islam in the chair. Commissioner of Sylhet Metropoliton Police Kamrul Ahsan, LGED Deputy Director D. Subhas Chondro Biswas, Additional Commissioner of Sylhet Al Amin, ASP Suggun Chakma, DD of Sylhet Information office Julia Jesmin Mili also spoke.
The chief guest said the fair is a step towards providing extensive citizen services to the citizen. Through this fair, citizens from district levels will avail the scope of getting aware of the e-services at their doorsteps.
Besides, they would get to experience some important and regular services in-venue to understand the mechanics and advantages of these electronically transformed services.
Such services have reduced time of transaction and made the process fairly simple and transparent with most efficiency towards public satisfaction.
As a whole, the digitisation process had already created scope of employment and income generation in various ways including outsourcing, selling products through e-shop and offering different services at the Union Information Service Centres (UISCs), he added.
To achieve the goal, the Vision 2021 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given the nation the concrete direction and ideal of building a middle income and non-communal digital Bangladesh free from poverty and hunger, they said.
They said the government has launched the A2I Programme for reaching all services to the people’s doorsteps quickly and easily in a hassle-free way through the digitised Information and Communication Technologies at the lowest costs.
The UISCs have already made an epoch in providing e-services like e-education, e-agriculture, e-health, e-governance, e-medicine, e-employment e-purjee, e-admission, telemedicine and many other e-services making life easier to accelerate uplift.
Besides, the government has set up e-service centres and web-portals at the district and upazilas headquarters. Pourasabhas, city corporations, directorates and ministries have also been providing similar automated services reducing corruptions, they said.
Latest ICT products, multi-media classroom, mobile banking and e-learning items will be put on display in around 40 stalls at the fair.

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