: Science & Technology
The need for faster technological development is
increasingly felt in Bangladesh. Development plans
of Bangladesh have emphasized science and technological
research to develop technologies through adoption
of imported technology as well as development of
indigenous technologies. As the country is heavily
dependent on imported technologies, proper planning
is required for its effective transfer through acquisition,
assimilation and adoption.
A National Science and Technology Policy has been
formulated and adopted by the Government. It has
laid down the directions for S and T activities
and research, institutional and manpower development.
dissemination and documentation facilities. The
National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
determines S and T policies, reviews the activities
of different institutions and provides direction
towards S and T research and activities.