January 27, 2023, 9:28 pm

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2022-12-13 08:19:00 BdST

Cabinet asks for strengthening cyber security

The cabinet on Monday directed the authorities concerned to strengthen cyber security in the country.

The directive came at an unscheduled discussion of the regular cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here.

Following the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam briefed the media this afternoon at the secretariat.

He said the cabinet asked to ensure modern equipment to strengthen cyber security.

As the country is going towards digital banking, special importance on cyber security is being given, he mentioned.

Anwarul Islam said the cabinet gave directive to quickly complete the works of the project undertaken for submarine cable.

It also asked authorities concerned to quickly complete the works of providing gas and oil pipelines to ensure supply.

The cabinet recommended ratifying the agreement between Iran and Bangladesh on prevention of double taxation and tax evasion.

Khandker Anwarul Islam joined the cabinet meeting as the cabinet secretary for the last time as he will go on post retirement leave on December 15. Water Resources Senior Secretary Kabir Bin Anwar has already been appointed as the new cabinet secretary.

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