News Desk: Uzbekistan can take business process outsourcing (BPO) and software services from Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also interested in participating in the research and development of the country.
A memorandum of understanding may be signed between the two countries in October.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department said in a press release on Monday (September 6).
A 14-member Bangladeshi delegation is visiting the country's capital Tashkent to boost trade ties with Uzbekistan. The decision was taken at a meeting between representatives of the two countries as part of the visit.
The meeting was attended by Alimjan Imarav, Digital Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, and Ibrokhim Y Abdur Akhmanov, Minister for Innovative Development, and representatives of the ICT business community in Bangladesh. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak led the Bangladesh team. Salman F Rahman, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Private Industry and Investment, is leading the Bangladesh delegation to Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, various issues of mutual interest, especially in the field of information and communication technology, were discussed in detail. During the meeting, the State Minister for ICT highlighted Bangladesh's capabilities in technology and presented a documentary on attracting technology skilled manpower as well as investment possibilities.
He expressed his intention to contribute to the country's technology sector through joint ventures. The state minister assured the country of technical assistance if Uzbekistan wanted. During the talks, it was decided to form a committee on the basis of partnership between the two countries.
The meeting was held on Monday (September 6) night.
Besides, a fruitful meeting was also held between the visiting business delegation of the technology sector of Bangladesh and the Governor of Samarkand Erkinjan Turdimov and the Governor of Bukhara Oktam Barnayev on Sunday.
During the meeting, the Uzbek officials briefed the Bangladesh delegation on how Uzbekistan has made such progress in recent days in the field of research and science.
The Minister of State for ICT highlighted the initiatives to implement the Digital Bangladesh vision at the meeting. "Uzbekistan has asked us for technical assistance," he said. Also offered investment. After examining these proposals and possibilities, an agreement will be reached with Uzbekistan in exchange of technology, manpower or services.
State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said Uzbekistan could be an export destination by 2025 with a target of raising export revenue to তথ্য 5 billion.
A meeting with business associations is also scheduled for Monday evening.