BCS Computer City

BCS Computer City is the biggest computer market of Bangladesh. In 1999 with 100000 square feel of space , this market was started. It is situated at Agargaon, She-e-Bangla Nagoor of Dhaka City. There are 322 modern computer and accessories shops. Like other developing nations, the digital divide in Bangladesh is pronounced, but the computer city has made access to technology, particularly among the young generation, much easier thereby softening the divide to some extent. However, problems remain. There are real problems with the high price of computers in Bangladesh and the English base of most computing makes it inaccessible to many people. To overcome these problems the Bangladesh government has declared it will create a Digital Bangladesh by 2021 by providing the technology for all. The businessmen of the computer city, however, control the introduction of computer technology to the country through their contracts on brand name products. Hardware, software, computer, laptops, DVD, movie, Internet and computer magazine are the common products on sale in this market. A nineteen storey ultra modern building called IDB Bhaban is attached to BCS Computer City. Friday is the holiday for this market. This computer market starts at 9:00 AM and closes at 8:00 PM. A number of customer and visitors gather here all day long. Everyday many new model computer and other imported products are introduced to the public. Computer City has a security system.