CHATTOGRAM, Jan 29: The three-day Chittagong IT Fair on Monday night with the call for creating information technology rich workforce to take the country towards further development.
The fair was organised jointly by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Society of Chittagong IT Professionals (SCITP) on January 26-28 at the CCCI's World Trade Centre.
MA Latif MP attended the closing ceremony as the chief guest. CCCI Presided Mahbubul Alam chaired the event.
CCCI Vice President Syed Jamal Ahmed and AK Khan Group's Executive Committee Chairman Salauddin Kasem Khan and SCITP President Abdulla Farid were also present at the programme and spoke.
MA Latif said Bangladesh will be benefitted immensely from the IT-skilled workforce if the youths of the country are guided properly and trained up well on technology as desired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Emphasising on expanding specialised and technical education, he said the major projects under construction, such as special economic zones, LNG terminal, deep sea port, Patenga, Laldia and Bay terminals will greatly contribute to the national economy if the youths acquire the knowledge of high technology being used to build the projects.
The country needs to build IT professionals up properly to compete with the professionals hired from abroad because a huge quantity of national resource is being drained out for hiring of foreign experts, he said.
The local IT professionals will lead the country towards more prosperity and progress, he added.
The participants of the fair were awarded certificates and crests for displaying local IT products and services to the viewers in an attractive manner.
Meanwhile, a team of directors and high officials of the CCCI today left for India on a three-day business tour. The 12-member team will have bilateral business discussions with their Indian counterparts.
They will meet Indian business leaders and tycoons at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kolkata.
They will also have a meeting with the First Secretary of the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata.
The team includes CCCI President Mahbubul Alam, Secretary (in charge) Engineer Md Faruq, directors AKM Akhtar Hossain, Raqibur Rahman, Anjan Shekhar Das, Mujibur Rahman, former director Mahfuzul Haque Shah, members Salman bin Habib, Salauddin Yusuf, Kazi Imran F Rahman, Kamrul Islam Mahmud Bakul and Satyajit Chowdhury.
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