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BASIS celebrates US$ 100 million export from IT Sector
31 Aug 2013

Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) organized a special program on the occasion of crossing US$ 100 million export from IT Sector for the very first time in the country. The program held on 31st August at Hotel Ruposhi Bangla in the presence of print and electronic media representatives. Secretary of Ministry of ICT, Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan was present as the chief guest and Director General of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Mr. Salahuddin Mahmud was present as the special guest at the program.

 

The program was presided by BASIS President AKM Fahim Mashroor. Among others BASIS Senior Vice President Shameem Ahsan, Vice President Syed Almas Kabir, Secretary General Russell T Ahmed, Joint Secretary General M Rashidul Hasan, Treasurer Uttam Kumar Paul, Director Reazuddin Mosharaf, Director Navidul Huq, BASIS Ex-President A. Towhid, Sarwar Alam, Rafiqul Islam Rowly and Habibullah N. Karim were also present at the program.

 

The speakers stated that, for the first time export from IT sector crossed US$ 100 million.In the last few years export growth of Software & IT sector has been 50% on an average which is one of the ten leading export sector of the country. In the 2011-2012 fiscal year the total amount of export from this sector was US$ 70.81 million which increased to US$ 101.63 million in the fiscal year of 2012-2013. In comparison with the previous year the growth is 43.53% which is a huge achievement in the IT sector.

 

BASIS President Fahim Mashroor hoped that if export growth of IT sector continues like this it is quite possible to achieve 1 billion dollar by 2021.

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