World Tourism Day observed in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI, Sept 27, 2022 (BSS) - The World Tourism Day was observed today with the call for promoting the tourism sector by flourishing it in many areas of the region as its prospects are very bright here.
To mark the day, the district administration brought out a rally at collectorate building premises followed by a discussion at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajshahi.
Commissioner of Rajshahi Division GSM Zafarullah addressed the meeting as chief guest highlighting the significance of the day, while DC Abdul Jalil was in the chair.
Superintendent of Tourist Police Matiur Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Rajshahi Kolyan Chowdhury, Additional Superintendent of Police Ashraful Alam, Director of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Sadrul Islam and Manager of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Motaher Hossain also spoke on the occasion.
Commissioner Zafarullah said internal tourists can be the big source of revitalizing the tourism sector in the post-Covid-19 time. So, there is now way but to reach the Bangladesh Tourism Board activities to the marginal level.
He told the meeting that formulation work of a 20-year master plan has started for the development of the country's tourism sector. Upon successful implementation of the plan a great achievement will come in the sector, he added.
GSM Zafarullah said an investment-friendly atmosphere is needed for successful promotion of tourism in addition to improve 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.