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Introduction:   

Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications  modernized telecom and postal services to the people of Bangladesh in a transparent and people-friendly manner and thereby facilitate the creation of a digital Bangladesh .  

The Mission of the Ministry is to determine the general policy of the Government and to encourage the development of the Telecommunication sector in Bangladesh .
 

The Mission includes the following :   

  • To take appropriate actions to facilitate exchange of information through telecommunication within and outsideBangladesh ;  

  • To identify the areas where telecommunication technology can be applied for the purpose of developing the local culture and social bondage; and to encourage the use of such technology in those areas;   

  •  To identify the fields of public and private sector investment for the purpose of developing an effective and modern telecommunication infrastructure and to encourage such investment on the basis of co-operation between the public and private sectors;

  • To undertake, on its own, research and development initiatives in telecommunication in Bangladesh and also to undertake such initiatives jointly with regional and other organizations interested in this regard;

  • To undertake educational and training programmers for human resources development of enterprises which establish telecommunication system, provide telecommunication services and manufacture related products;

  • To assist, all concerned for the purpose of enhancing the local telecommunication manufacturing capability and developing innovative telecommunication services;

  • To facilitate the measures to control or abolish discriminatory conduct in providing telecommunication services or in extension of such services;

  • To arrange a forum where the Ministry, Government, Commission, operators, consumers and other interested persons may meet to discuss matters of common interest;

  • To co-ordinate participation of Bangladesh in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union and other international organizations regarding policies, standards and procedure to be followed in telecommunication and training on such matters;

  • To provide a cheap but dependable and quality postal service at the doorsteps of the people;

  • To provide standard physical, financial and electronic services using post office facilities;

  • To provide efficient postal service within the country and abroad;

  • To formulate policies regarding the development and administration of postal and telecom sector in the country;

  • To look after and supervise the activities of Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd, Telephone Shilpa Shangtha and Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited

Government of Bangladesh planned various upgradition projects in Telecom sector, the sixth five year plan for implementation, the details are as below to be implemented between 2011-2015

 

Agency wise estimated cost. Implementing Agency Under the Ministry

No. of

(Program /Project)

Indicative Total Cost (Lakh Taka at

2009-2010 prices)

1.

Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL)

12

11129,36

2.

Bangladesh Post Office (BPO)

25

2229,97

3.

Teletalk Bangladesh Limited

4

2555,00

4.

Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL)

9

591,15

5.

Bangladesh Cable Shilpa Limited (BCSL)

3

110,00

6.

Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Limited (TSS)

12

243,00

7.

BangladeshTelecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

5

525,00

8.

Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications (Own) (Strengthening the Institutional Support of Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications)

2

17,00

Total

58

17400,48

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