Bangladesh plans billion-USD projects to develop telecom sector
DHAKA, Sep 29, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The Bangladeshi government as part
of its efforts to develop the country's telecommunications sector
has taken move to implement seven projects at a cost of nearly 1
billion U.S. dollars, an official said Wednesday.
The telecommunications ministry official told Xinhua that the
projects include establishment of a telecommunication network
based on next generation networking technology at a cost of 17.25
billion taka ( 25 million U.S. dollars and broadband wireless
network costing 5.49 billion taka (7.84 million U.S. dollars).
He said the projects also include expansion of internet
information network involving 2.909 billion taka, introducing 3G
network costing 19.09 billion taka, building e-post centers at a
cost of 5.97 billion taka and IT-based post offices costing 6.04
The seventh is to develop optical fibre cable networks in 1,000
unions, the lowest tire of local government in Bangladesh, costing
7.59 billion taka, he added.
The official could not tell the time frame for completion of
the projects on which the government officials concerned are
He, however, said many more projects for developing sector are
also under planning stage to help transform Bangladesh into a
digital country by 2021 which Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina in her party's election manifesto in December 2008 pledged.
(1 U.S. dollar equals to 70 taka)
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