On November, 2014 Bangladesh Computer Council and Kushtia DC office arranged seminar on “Development of Skilled People to grow ICT Industry”. Ashraful Islam, Additional Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Computer Council, Emanul Kabir, Director (Training), Bangladesh Computer Council and other freelancers from Meherpur, Kushtia, Chuadanga, Jhinaidah, Rajbari district. Where our honorable Executive Director was also invited.
On that seminar our Executive Director Munshi Jahangir Zinnat presented some issues of doing freelancing; like:
1. We are facing problem for good payment gateway. Suppose we can try to convince PayPal to allow their service in Bangladesh, if PayPal will not be here, we can convince our Bank, Bank can offer international Debit/Credit with easy conditions for freelancers.
2. Internet connectivity problem, we are getting good internet services from BTCL and Mobile Operators internet prices are too high, solutions BTCL can solve these problems with good technology. We also can send request to mobile operator to make lowest budgeted internet packages for freelancers.
3. Social Acceptance needed for freelancers. They are earning good amount of foreign currency every year but they don’t have good social acceptance, Government can give them that social acceptance where freelancing profession also be accepted to all.
Be noted: Later on Bangladesh Government still try to convince PayPal to allow services on Bangladesh. So this was well, informative and successful seminar.