2,600-union under optical fiber by 2018 : Zunaid Ahmed Palak

| Friday, May 26, 2017, 10:54 am

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak today informed that 2,600-union would come under optical fiber by 2018.

“The project would be implemented with the financial assistance of Chinese government and a lone agreement will be signed soon between Bangladesh and China to this end,” he told newsmen after a bilateral meeting with the visiting delegation of EXIM Bank of China.

EXIM Bank Vice President Sun Ping led the 12-member delegation.

Palak said the project would be implemented by 2018 with an estimated cost of Taka 1,999.49 crore, while Taka 1,227 crore will come from China as assistance.

The government, he said, has taken a project on “Info Sarker-3” to facilitate the grassroots people easy access to internet facility.

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