Tourism Board to get new office building

Shafiqul Islam
Published : 00:08, Nov 12, 2019 | Updated : 00:09, Nov 12, 2019

The government has taken an initiative to construct a tourism building to boost the sector. To be constructed at Agargaon, the building will have 13 floors, two basements and many modern facilities, said ministry of civil aviation and tourism. The new building will be the main office of Bangladesh tourism industry or Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, BPC and Bangladesh Tourism Board, BTB.
The office space will be over 11,814 square metres with 1,051 pieces of furniture. There is also plan for roof top restaurant and a 520 square metre internal road. Parjatan Corporation and department of works will jointly implement the project.
This was recently approved at the ECNEC with a possible cost of Tk 791.25 million.
Planning minister, M A Mannan, said: “The project is mentioned in the government’s seventh five year plan for achieving sustainable tourism.”
There will be modern designs to make the parjatan headquarters attractive, said the minister.
Smooth cement will be used along with 10 mm thick transparent glass wall. To make the building save power, aluminium frame will be used on the southern portion which will be covered with heath resistant glass.
Seminar halls will have noise pollution reduction technology. Civil aviation and tourism secretary, Mohob Huq, said: “Once complete this will be an asset of the tourism ministry and through this tourism will expand and strengthen the economy.”