India would cooperate in setting up high-tech parks and creating skilled human resources in 12 districts of Bangladesh, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said on Monday.
“The Government of India is providing loans for creating skilled human resources and establishment of high-tech parks in 12 districts of the country,” he said after a meeting with Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswamy at a conference room of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, said a press release.
Doraiswamy said that the historical ties between the two countries have been further strengthened and it was important to work for enhancing partnership with Bangladesh in other sectors including the ICT sector.
“India’s investment in various sectors, especially in the ICT sector has increased,” Palak said.
The work of setting up eight of these parks will start by February 2022, he said.
Under the Bangladesh-India Digital Service and Employment Training Center (BDSET) project, specialized labs will be set up at six Software Technology Parks, Hi-Tech Parks and Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers to provide training.
About 250 trainees will receive training from there in the next two years. Training will be provided on Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Extended Reality and other advanced subjects.
In addition, 30 people will be sent to India for advanced training on ICT for six months, said the press release.