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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Sylhet will be the country’s first digital city where the resident can get free WiFi access.

Momen informed about this while addressing a two-day freshers’ ceremony at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet, reports The Daily Star.

“Skilled manpower is needed to turn the city into a digital one as well as to manage the system, and you (students) will have to take the responsibility to maintain it,” he said.

Calling upon the newcomers, Abdul Momen said, “You’ve to build yourself as self-confident citizens as we’re a victorious nation and we can be successful through boosting our confidence.”

“The country’s financial status has improved greatly. There’s no ‘Monga’ in the country any more. We’ve established ourselves as a developing country and we also have moved up a lot more in social index compared to our neighbours,” he mentioned.

SUST Vice-chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed presided over the programme while Treasurer Prof Elias Uddin Biswas, President of the admission committee Shamsul Haq Pradhan, its member secretary Zahir Ahmed and Registrar Ishfaqul Hossain were present as special guests.

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