Bangladesh committed to ensure safety of tourists: Minister

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:15, Apr 22, 2019 | Updated : 19:52, Apr 22, 2019

The government has ensured all security measures to ensure the safe travel of foreign tourists across Bangladesh, says State Minister for Tourism Mahbub Ali.
“The government is committed to ensuring the safety of all [foreign] tourists,” he said on Sunday.
Ali was speaking at a view exchange programme with a delegation of 26 foreign journalists and tour operators at a hotel in Dhaka.
Invited by Bangladesh Tourism Board, the delegation came here on a ten-day tour to witness the local traditions, including the Bangla New Year celebration, and explore the tourist destinations across the country.
Citizens from several countries including Japan, Thailand, China, UK, Belgium, South Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain were in the delegation, which is secluded to leave Dhaka on Tuesday (Apr 22).
Speaking at the programme, Minister Ali said, “Under the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leadership, the incumbent government has put emphasis on a coordinated plan for tourism development to ensure our position in the global competitive market.
“We encourage the private sector to move forward with innovative strategy and plan to invest and create jobs in the tourism sector,” he added.
Citing a ‘Motor Vehicle Treaty’ has been signed among SAARC countries including Bangladesh for expansion of tourism, Ali said, “Construction of a tourism-exclusive zone on a 12,000 acre of land is underway in Cox’s Bazar to attract foreign tourists.
“Opportunity to share plan and experience between local and foreign and tour operators will help tourism expand and develop in Bangladesh,” he said urging the foreign journalists to share experiences on the visit to Bangladesh with their local media.