Tofail sees $5bn earning form IT export by 2021


Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said Bangladesh will earn US$ 5 billion from IT sector by 2021.

The minister said this while talking to media after inaugurating the newly constructed Bagmara Bridge in Sadar Upazila here jointly with LGRD minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain.

Referring to the export target of US$ 41 billion, he said: “We will be successful as our export is being increased continuously and IT sector has huge potential along with other sectors.”

Tofail also said global recession did not hamper export growth of Bangladesh.

Habibe Millat, MP, Prime Minister’s son-in-law Mashrur Hossain Mitu, Deputy Commissioner Selim Uddin, Zila Parishad Chairman Abdul Mamin Tulu, Police Super M Mokter Hossain, Upazila Parishad Chairman M Mosharef Hossain and Vice Chairman Alhaj M Yunus, among others were present.