Bangladesh`s tourism products having huge potential: Mahbub
Published: 08:12 PM, 27 September 2020 Updated: 08:22 PM, 27 September 2020
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali today said rural based tourism initiatives would act as a supplementary force in implementing various endeavors of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to create urban amenities in the villages.
He made this remarks while speaking at a virtual discussion today.
Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) organized the discussion celebrating the World Tourism Day today with the global theme ‘Tourism and Rural Development’.
M Mahbub Ali said, "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had established Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) on 1972 for flourishing the country’s tourism while her able daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formed Bangladesh Tourism Board on 2010 to explore all tourism potentials."
“Now time has come to realize their dreams on tourism development into reality,” he said.
The state minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already taken a number of epoch-making steps for rural development like electrification, setting up community clinics, internet availability, building houses for the homeless, providing LPG gas and road communications.
Ali said his ministry has also been facilitating training programmes on community based and home-stay tourism for rural people so that villages can be further developed with modern amenities while offering hospitality and leisure for both domestic and international tourists.