Ensure safe food to attract tourists: officials

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RANGPUR, Nov 8, 2018 (BSS) – Public officials here at a training programme have stressed ensuring safe and hygienic food for all in the country aiming to attract tourists and explore the country’s tourism potential.

They came up with the call at the closing session of a two-day ‘Fundamental Training Course for Street Vendors on Cooking and Serving Hygienic Food Items- 2018’ that ended at the conference room of Rangpur Parjatan Motel in the city today.

Bangladesh Tourism Board with support from Rangpur district administration organised the training programme for street food vendors and roadside cooks.

Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Joynul Bari inaugurated the training programme as the chief guest on Wednesday at the opening session with Director of Bangladesh Tourism Board Muhammad Wahiduzzaman in the chair.

Additional Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Mazid Ali, Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib and Deputy Director (Local Government) for Rangpur Ruhul Amin Mian addressed on the occasion.

The speakers said street food vendors and cooks could earn better by preparing hygienic and healthy food items and serving those among people in a clean environment.

They suggested the street food vendors and cooks to become more aware of the need of tourists and prepare safe food items.

“Healthier and safe food can attract the tourists. So, the cooks and street food vendors can play an important role in exploring the huge potential of the country’s tourism sector by preparing hygienic food items and serve those hygienically,” Joynul Bari said.

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