People are getting better education and healthcare facilities through the "Digital Island Moheshkhali" project that connected the upazila of Cox's Bazar to high-speed internet, said Moheshkhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jamirul Islam.
He made this comment while inaugurating the Digital Island Fest at the upazila on Monday. Thousands of local people attended the programme.
The project is being implemented jointly by the government, the Korean Telecom and the International Organisation for Migration, according to a press release.
All institutions of Moheshkhali are being provided with high-speed broadband connection through the project. The project aims to improve access to information technology for the people of the island.
The broadband connectivity has already enabled the island's people to get access to e-services in agriculture, education and health as well as other services of the government.
Under this project, 25 educational and local government institutions are connected to high-speed internet.
Moheshkhali island is famous for fisheries, betel leaf and salt, but the local farmers hardly can market the products due to lack of communication channels.