Employment will increase if tourism is developed: FM
Published: 04:22 PM, 11 January 2021
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen addressing; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today said that employment will increase if the tourism industry is developed at the local level.
“It takes willpower to be adventurous. There is no attainment of life without adventures. Our new generation must be selfless, must be the Sonar Manush,” he said while inaugurating the Bangabandhu Adventure Festival at Ching Hla Mong Chowdhury Mari Stadium in Rangamati on Monday afternoon. The event was organized by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board.
He added that the number of young generation in this country is high. “This number will increase in the next 15 years. If we have self-confidence, no one will be able to keep this nation under control,” said Foreign Minister.
Chaired by Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board Chairman Naba Vikram Kishore Tripura, the special guests were Dipankar Talukder, chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration, Rangamati Regional Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Iftekur Rahman, DC AKM Mamunur Rashid and SP Mir Moddaccher Hossain.
The five-day Bangabandhu Adventure Festival has started from Monday to take the tourism industry of Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban forward on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The festival includes various events including mountaineering, boating, kayaking, hiking, trail run, team building, treasure hunt, trekking, canyoning, tree trail, rope course and zipline, according to organizers.
50 people from three hill districts and 50 people from other districts are participating in the festival. All of them are men and women aged 18-35. 20 of them are from Rangamati, 15 from Khagrachari and 15 from Bandarban.