BTN targets to set up 40,000 telecentres in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) is coming up with the laudable initiative of Mission-2011, in which BTN is targeting to set up 40,000 telecentres by 2011.

While inaugurating “Mission-2011: Building a sustainable information and knowledge system for the poor and the marginalised”, organised by Bangladesh Telecentre Network in Bangladesh, Fakhruddin stated that the Mission-2011 will play a significant role in unleashing the immense power of ICT for poverty reduction and development. People’s participation is a key to the success of the mission. The initiative of Mission-2011 aims to build an information and knowledge system for the poor and the marginalised who live in urban slums or in rural areas. These telecentres would not only minimize the digital divide by improving access to technology, but will also provide invaluable support through appropriate content and advisory services in the livelihood struggle of large number of population.

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