At the inauguration of BCS Digital Expo 2010 on Wednesday, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh said that it will take some time to resolve the power crisis but her government is working hard. She urged offices to use solar panels and all consumers to use electricity more sparingly. She also said that the shortage of gas is a reason behind the problem of electricity production.
Sheikh Hasina also spoke about the aim of “Digital Bangladesh” and how that will help the government become more transparent. The Prime Minister was awarded the prestigious “ASOCIO Special Recognition Award 2010” for her vision and efforts to turn Bangladesh into a modern ICT based digital country. This is the first time that the head of a government has received this award in South Asia.