State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said that the government will provide training to ten thousand entrepreneurs of Union Digital Center (UDC) to increase the capacity for reporting, article writing, outsourcing and e-commerce.
Inaugurating the training program of master trainer for UDC entrepreneurs, he told the opening ceremony of the Bangladesh Computer Council auditorium.
Palak said, "Under the 'grassroots information window' program of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, these entrepreneurs of 64 districts of the country will be trained on
outsourcing and e-commerce, so that they are capable of running Mini Business Process Outsourcing Center (BPO) in Uddis.
There are four thousand 550 Union Parishad's 'Dynamic Website', he said, "With the help of UDC entrepreneurs, they will be able to write various developmental features and reports so that they create an opportunity to ensure free flow of grassroots information."
There will be a user-generated content (UGC) site on grassroots information portal, where the news, information and photographs of UDC entrepreneurs will be submitted, said State Minister for Information and Communication Technology.
"By selecting important feature reports or pictures from this, the information will be displayed on the website for various mediums through UDC entrepreneurs under the supervision of Information Desk."
The aim of this program is to help the development of grassroots development related information, events or stories and the real picture of socio-economic condition in the national level, helping the development of citizens in the favor of establishing good governance.
"UDC will be trained on the practical and operational aspects of outsourcing and e-commerce to increase the income of the entrepreneurs. This will enable the village youth to expand their self-employment opportunities by training others in an entrepreneurship area.
"He said the government is planning to develop every digital center as one of the BPO centers in the future.
On the question of journalists, Palak said, "The implementation of the program for three years 'grassroots information programs' will cost To 6.4 million."
Chief Information Commissioner Dr. Golam Rahman, Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division Shyam Sunder Sikder, PMO's A2I Project Director and Director General of PMO (Administration) Kabir Bin Anwar and others also spoke.
A2i program in Prime Minister's Office is being assisted in implementing the program; Information Service News Agency (TSB) is working as a collaborator for implementation.