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PM inaugurates tourist spot atop Keokaradang

BANDARBAN, Feb 23, 2013 (BSS)- First tourist spot of the country on the highest altitude has been inaugurated here today adding a new vista in the panoramic beauty of Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the tourist spot on the country's highest mountain Keokaradang located at the altitude of 3172 ft in Ruma upazila here on Bangladesh and Myanmar border.

Eighteenth Engineering Battalion of Bangladesh Army constructed the tourism facilities under the supervision of 24 Infantry Division.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister unveiled a memorial plaque designed by artiste M Yakub Ali.

Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan, Minister for Primary and Mass Education Dr Afsarul Amin, State Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Dipankar Talukder were present.

PM's Advisor Major General (retd) Tareq Siddiqui, PM's Principal Secretary Sheikh M Wahid Uz Zamman and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were also present.

Earlier, the Prime Minister visited Sajek camp of Bangladesh Army in Rangamati. On her arrival at the camp, Army Chief General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan and GOC of Chittagong Major General Sabbir Ahmed received the Prime Minister.

At Sajek, the Prime Minister visited Ruilui para and house of a local headman near Sajek Camp. She also enjoyed a cultural programme performed by tribal artistes.