In order to make the country self-reliant, the ICT Division is creating a social media platform, 'Jogajog', as an alternative to Facebook.
Through the platform, the entrepreneurs of the country will be able to create their own online marketplace and group for communication and sharing data and information. They will not have to depend on foreigners anymore.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the remarks while speaking virtually as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of "Entrepreneurship Masterclass Series 2", organised by Women & e-commerce Forum (WE) on Saturday.
He said as an alternative to Zoom, the ICT Division has already developed an alternative online meeting platform called 'Boithok'. The division also created the 'Surokkha' app for management of corona vaccination campaign.
He added that a platform called 'Alapan' is also being created as an alternative to WhatsApp for our own communication.
He elaborated on the activities of creating various digital platforms, including streaming platforms, under the initiative of ICT Division.
Mentioning that digital e-commerce policy has been formulated in 2018, the state minister said with an aim to create millions of entrepreneurs in the country, the government is providing various assistances to any new innovation of the young generation.
Palak said, "Our goal is to create 20 lakh jobs in the ICT sector by 2021. Already more than 15 lakh jobs have been successfully created."
Observing that the first challenge to becoming an entrepreneur is to have the courage to take risks, he called upon women entrepreneurs to engage themselves in innovation with honesty, dedication and transparency.
Rezaul Maqsood Jahedi, additional director general, ICT Division, Soumya Basu, CEO of Silk Global, Nasima Akter Nisha, founder and president, WE, and Kabir Shakib, advisor to WE, among others, also addressed the event.
Later, the state minister inaugurated the Master Class Series-2.