18 Japanese tourists visit Bangladesh

DHAKA, Jan 23, 2017 (BSS) - A group of Japanese tourists comprising 18 members visited Bangladesh in last four days.

They arrived here on January 20 and spent two days at a village in Manikganj and visited school as well as stayed night with seven families of the villages.

This is first group tour after the Holy Artisans incident in July last year.

Bengal Tours organised the trip with the cooperation of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB).

Bengal Tours today's night organised a reception where the visited Japanese group shared their experienced on the tour.

Tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon was present on the occasion as the chief guest while BPC Chairman Dr Aparup Chowdhury present as special guest.

Japanese tourist overwhelmed about the hospitality of Bangladeshi people. They said Bangladeshi senior people living in villages are inspiration for any senior citizen of developed countries especially for Japan, as they know how to see dream at this stage of life. The tourists said they would suggest their fellow people to visit Bangladesh.

Menon urged the Japanese tourists to convey the message that Bangladesh is safer place for foreigners.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)