The information and communication technology division of the government will make 500 mobile applications in Bangla for the users of Android operating system.
The ICT division signed a deal on Sunday with Ethics Advanced Technology Ltd (EATLApps), a local mobile application developer, according to a statement.
Android is a popular operating system developed by US-based search engine giant Google.
ICT Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan said the government will spend more than Tk 9 crore on the project.
The ministry wants to encourage the local app developers, as it has already trained 2,500 people for application development, Khan said.
EATLApps will have to develop all the applications in a year and they will be able to engage other firms too, he said.
The rest will be based on creative concepts that will emerge through various competitions.