Part of a special mission by Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, the visit emphasized the significance of Yotta’s investment in Bangladesh and the country’s digital transformation endeavours.
Mumbai, August 17, 2023: Yotta is delighted to announce the visit of H.E. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Hon’ble State Minister, Information & Communication Technology Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication & Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh, at Yotta NM1 Data Center in Navi Mumbai on August 16, 2023. Part of a special mission of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, the visit came on the heels of India’s 77th Independence Day and underscored the long-standing bilateral ties between the two nations, with a focus on bolstering the digital ecosystem of Bangladesh by fostering greater business partnerships.
The Minister, accompanied by the delegation from the Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, engaged with leaders from Yotta, Darshan Hiranandani, Co-founder & Chairman and Sunil Gupta, Co-founder & CEO and took an exclusive tour of Yotta NM1 Data Center. The Bangladesh delegation was also joined by Mushfiqur Rahman, Private Secretary to Hon’ble State Minister; Md Mahmudul Islam, Counsellor & Head of Chancery, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission Mumbai and Chiranjib Sarker, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Mumbai.
Earlier this year, Yotta had announced an investment of 2000 crore Taka to build a hyperscale data center Park in Dhaka, Bangladesh which will feature 4,800 rack capacity and 28.8 MW of IT power. The visit further underlined the significance of Yotta’s investment for the Government of Bangladesh’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ mission and strengthening the country’s position on the region’s data center map.
Speaking on this, H.E. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Hon’ble State Minister, Information & Communication Technology Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication & Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh, said, “It has been a pleasure to meet the leadership team of Yotta and the Hiranandani Group. Yotta has announced an investment of 2000 crore Taka to set up a hyperscale data center park at Hi-Tech Park Authority in Dhaka, which will serve the growing demand for Bangladesh’s data storage, and at the same time, will cater to the demand from private sector firms in the Northeast Indian region. Along with updates on the data center establishment, we also discussed the importance of cybersecurity, cloud computing, technology-led consumer services in areas of social media, AR/VR solutions, entertainment, gaming, e-sports and the pivotal role that Bangladesh plays in assisting the Hiranandani Group to grow regional dominance in these areas. Together, we will strengthen Indo-Bangladesh’s partnership in fostering digital inclusion and achieving Smart Bangladesh Vision 2041.”
Darshan Hiranandani, Co-founder & Chairman, Yotta, said, “It was a great pleasure to be graced by the visit of the Hon’ble Minister H.E. Zunaid Ahmed Palak and the entire delegation of the Government of Bangladesh. I am delighted to reaffirm that Yotta’s vision is precisely aligned with Bangladesh’s digital transformation ambitions. At Yotta, we believe in driving transformative changes in the society by bringing technology closer to all. Through this engagement, I am glad to learn about Bangladesh’s exciting roadmap of nation-wide digital transformation, powered by the development of data center infrastructure – and we are as excited as them. With our indigenous capabilities and benchmarks of excellence, Yotta has instilled confidence in India’s digital ecosystem. Through Yotta’s investment in a hyperscale data center park in Dhaka, we will extend our proven competencies and industry-leading expertise to power the growth of data centers and a Digital Bangladesh. We look forward to a strategic partnership with the Government of Bangladesh and the country’s business fraternity.”
Sunil Gupta, Co-founder, MD & CEO, Yotta, added, “In an age where digital economies are leading nations’ growth, data centers and digital infrastructure serve as the backbone of transformation. This holds even more significance in countries like India and Bangladesh which are witnessing their emergence as digital hubs in the region. We, at Yotta, are relentlessly augmenting new-age technologies, expanding our regional presence, serving as an end-to-end digital transformation enabler for governments, enterprises, startups and businesses of all scale and size. It was our pleasure to interact with the Hon’ble Minister H.E. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, along with the Bangladesh delegation. The Digital Bangladesh mission aims at aggressively tapping new opportunities of digital transformation, including the areas of cloud computing; cybersecurity; new-age technologies like AI, AR/VR; gaming, e-sports and much more. We assure that Yotta will continue to serve as holistic enabler of digitisation, supporting Bangladesh’s digital journey through our hyperscale data center park in Dhaka and our continuous investments in the future.”