Bangladesh may soon have its own smart city with Japan’s help

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Smart City development has long been a priority for many nations – and Bangladesh may soon join their ranks.

In a bilateral meeting with Bangladeshi State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Japanese ambassador Ito Naoki expressed that Japan is interested in building smart cities in the country, reported Dhaka-based The Business Standard.

According to Naoki, Japan has contributed in many areas including infrastructure development in Bangladesh. There are currently over 300 Japanese companies operating in the country – triple the number 10 years ago.

Japan is the largest Asian export market for Bangladesh with shipments amounting to about $1.3 billion. As such, Japanese companies are ready to expand their business there, in spite of challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

+INFO: TechWire Asia

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