The Government of Bangladesh announced the opening of a second submarine cable and landing station in an effort to provide greater connectivity and faster internet. The project was launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The new landing station in Kalapara Upazila will receive 1,500 Gbps of Internet bandwidth from the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe International Consortium (SEA-ME-WE-5) Submarine Cable which connects 19 countries.
In June 2017 a workshop will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the theme of evidence-based and data-informed ICT/e-government policies in support of the SDGs.
Over the past seven decades, Asia and the Pacific has undergone a seismic shift. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific push forward the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway
At the 73rd Commission Session of ESCAP countries expressed support for the resolution titled “Implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative through regional cooperation”.