Posts, Telecommunications and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar on January 12, 2018, said that the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will be launched into the orbit in March. The expected date for the launch is between March 26- 31.
"The satellite will be launched by March 26 to 31," he told a press conference to review of the performance of the ministry coinciding with the completion of the fourth year of the second consecutive term of the incumbent government.
Jabbar said the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wishes the day to be memorable and plans to launch it by right after the celebration of the Independence Day.
ICT Division organized the press meet at Bangladesh Computer Council auditorium while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak made a power-point presentation on what his ministry has achieved in the ICT sector in the past four years of the government tenure and also have highlighted the future planning of the ministry.
"Our leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided December 16, 2021 as the deadline for establishing Digital Bangladesh. Our country will celebrate its golden jubilee of victory on that day," Jabbar said.