Rajshahi tourism prospect bright

News Desk:

Prospects of flourishing and promoting the tourism sector in many areas of Rajshahi division are very bright as it has historical, archeological and natural sites to attract tourists from home and abroad.

There is a need to adopt time-fitting measures of enriching the sites for bolstering the economic condition of the region after the best use of the tourism sector.

High officials and other stakeholders came up with the observation while addressing a divisional level validation workshop styled “Preparation of Tourism Master Plan Bangladesh: Rajshahi division” in Rajshahi.

Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) organized the workshop at the office conference hall of Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner largely attended by administrative, police and other line department officials. Commissioner of Rajshahi division GSM Zafarullah addressed the meeting as chief guest, while BTB Chief Executive Officer Jabed Ahmed was in the chair.

Additional Commissioners Ziaul Haque and Moninul Islam, Director of Local Government Division Enamul Haque, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil, Superintendent of Police of Bangladesh Tourists Police Saidul Islam and Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat also spoke.

GSM Zafarullah said an investment-friendly atmosphere is needed for successful promotion of tourism in addition to improved communication and services along with need-based infrastructural development.

Arrival method of the tourists needs to be easy for the sector. Tourism is now not only tourism but also a big scope of employment generation. If tourism flourishes, employment will be generated in all the districts equally. The master plan should be formulated taking all the issues into consideration.

Commissioner Zafarullah also said internal tourists can be the big power of revitalizing the tourism sector in the post-Covid-19 time. So, there is now way but to reach the BTB activities to the marginal level.

Jabed Ahmed told the meeting that formulation work of a 20-year master plan has started for development of the country’s tourism sector. Upon the successful implementation of the plan, there will come a great achievement in the sector, he added.

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