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Internet Week kicks off

A visitor browses on a computer at the stall of sondhan.com at a fair in Banani in the capital yesterday. The fair was organised as part of the countrywide Internet Week programme. Photo: Prabir Das/Daily Sat

A visitor browses on a computer at the stall of sondhan.com at a fair in Banani in the capital yesterday. The fair was organised as part of the countrywide Internet Week programme. Photo: Prabir Das/Daily Star

The government yesterday ( 5 September 2015) started a weeklong event in all 487 upazilas to promote the use of internet. Called the ‘Bangladesh Internet Week 2015’, the event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Mobile operator Grameenphone and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) are organising the event in association with the ICT division. The event will end on September 11.

As part of the event, a three-day exposition on the internet is taking place at the capital’s Banani Society Playground. The exposition, which remains open until 2pm, will end tomorrow.

Major e-commerce companies, mobile application developers, web portals, device manufacturers and internet product and service providers are participating in the exposition, where free internet browsing is being offered.

At the exposition yesterday, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT, Shameem Ahsan, president of BASIS, and Yasir Azman, chief marketing officer of Grameenphone, answered to queries from youths on internet use, speed and contents.

Two similar expositions will take place during the course of the internet week: at Rajshahi Nankin Bazar on September 9 and Sylhet City Indoor Stadium on September 11.

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Source: Daily Star

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