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The iDEA project startup of the ICT Division

The iDEA project portfolio startup “Skoot Limited,” under the ICT Division’s BCC, has begun operations in Sylhet. On Saturday, November 25, 2023, in the afternoon, Abu Ahmed Siddique, NDC, the Sylhet Divisional Commissioner and Additional Secretary, officially opened the “Skoot” station at Chowhatta point, Sylhet. The Chairman of Skoot Limited Kazi Masud Ahmed and the managing director of the startup company Kazi Ridwan Ahamed and many others were also present at the time of opening.

Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Abu Ahmed Siddique said Skoot is a unique service aimed at creating digital Bangladesh. He thanked the iDEA Project of the ICT Division for supporting indigenous startups. He also said that young entrepreneurs should come forward to build a smart Bangladesh in 2041. Finally, he urged the youth not only to look for jobs but also to become entrepreneurs.

Skoot Managing Director Kazi Ridwan Ahamed said that the activities of Skoot are being expanded to make people’s daily transportation more simple, affordable, and safe. Referring to Skoot Limited as the country’s first eco-friendly e-bike sharing company, he said that currently, Skoot operations are being conducted in Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet in Bangladesh. He also said that skoot bikes can be rented for 2 taka per minute, and this service can be taken by registering for 20 taka first. Initially, this service was available at Chowhatta Point in Sylhet City, but later, several more stations will be opened in Sylhet, he said.

The iDEA project under the Bangladesh Computer Council of the ICT Division of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is working tirelessly under the proper guidance and advice of Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Hon’ble State Minister, ICT Division, with the aim of enriching the startup culture in Bangladesh with development activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship. So far, the iDEA Project Selection Committee has approved the grant of BDT 10 lakh to 385 potential startups at the pre-seed stage. Among these startups, several are doing well after receiving grants, one of which is “Skoot Ltd.”

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