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 Wednesday, 13 October 2010
The Financial Express: Bangladesh elected ITU council member

Bangladesh has been elected council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the period 2010-2014 in the Asia and Australasia region.

Bangladesh has secured the 6th position out of 13 seats in this region and has obtained 123 votes, said Major M A Kashem (Rtd), consultant of Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC), (Submarine Cable System). The election was held in Guadalajara in Mexico Monday.

Bangladesh achieved such a huge success at its first participation and hence it can be described as a great achievement of the nation, Mr Kashem said.

From now on Bangladesh can take part in making decision regarding the ITU regulations as well as in the policy making process in relation to telecommunication, he said.

This success will encourage Bangladesh not only to play a vital role but also to play the role of a pioneer for the least developed countries, which will help us a lot to build up Digital Bangladesh, he said.

The Bangladesh delegation was lead by Post and Telecommunication Minister Raziuddin Ahmed Raju, Chairman of the parliamentary committee on the ministry Hasanul Huq Inu, Secretary Sunil Kanti Bose, BTRC Chairman Zia Ahmed and members of the parliamentary committee.