Govt plans to launch local social media platforms
Bangladesh is going to develop its own social media platforms called "Jogajog" and "Alapon" as alternatives to Facebook and WhatsApp, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of "Entrepreneurship Masterclass Series 2", organised by Women e-Commerce.
"Using this [Jogajog app], the entrepreneurs of the country will be able to create their own online marketplace and group for information, data and communication."
Palak explained how his ministry successfully developed "Boithok" app as an alternative to Zoom online and "Surokkha" app for vaccine registration.
He said the digital e-commerce policy of 2018 aims at creating 20 lakh jobs in the ICT sector by this year.
The e-commerce, hardware, software and BPO sectors will be able to meet the target of more than 20 lakh jobs by 2021, he added.
The state minister hoped it would be possible to earn $5 billion in export revenue by 2025.