Three-day laptop fair begins
Yeafesh Osman, state minister for science and technology ministry visits a stall at the fair.Kazi Ziaur Rahman
With the slogan 'Light the Lamp of Technology', the three-day 'Qubee Laptop Fair 2012' kicked off yesterday at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the capital.
Yeafesh Osman, state minister for science and technology, inaugurated the fair as chief guest, while Syed Ashiqur Rahman, head of brand and communications of Qubee, Mustafa Zabbar, president of BCS (Bangladesh Computer Samity), Munir Hasan, consultant, Ministry of Science and ICT and Shahidul Munir, general secretary, BCS were the special guests at the event.
Maker Communication orginsed the fair for the 10th time and Qubee is sponsoring the event for the third time. The fair is also co-sponsored by Asus, Acer, HP and Samsung Bangladesh.
Yeafesh Osman, in his speech said that the technological advancement in Bangladesh is increasing day by day and young generation can make it more rapid.
Keeping that in mind, government is taking some initiatives for the youths. The minister also said in the recent years the selling of laptops has increased remarkably and he thanked the organisers for these fair initiatives.
Munir Hasan in his speech mentioned some statistics regarding laptop sells in the country. He said in 2008 only 48 thousand laptops were sold, however, in 2011 notebooks, Eee PCs etc. alone were sold over 2 lakhs.
According to the organisers this is one of the biggest laptop fairs in the country. More than 20 local and international brands are participating in the fair with their latest laptops, net-books and notebooks.
There are 60 stalls and 12 pavilions in the fair. The fair is open from 10:00am 8:00pm every day.
The entry fee has been fixed at Tk 20.
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