DHAKA State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism
M Mahbub Ali today urged the journalists to portray Bangladesh image
positively so that the country can get more tourists especially from abroad.
The state minister made the remarks while awarding Tourism Media
Fellowship 2019 to 10 journalists from three national newspapers, five
television channels and two online newspapers at Jatiya Press Club here.
Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) and Aviation and Tourism Journalists' Forum
of Bangladesh (ATJFB) jointly arranged the fellowship programme aiming at
encouraging policymakers and stakeholders, through objective news reporting,
to take proper steps for further flourishing tourism sector.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary M Mohibul Haque spoke as special
guest while BTB Chief Executive Officer Dr Bhubon Chandra Biswas as the guest
The Bangladesh Monitor Editor Kazi Wahidul Alam, Tour Operators
Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) first vice president Md Rafeuzzaman,
Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) Abdus Salam Aref, ATJFB
President Nadira Kiran and its General Secretary Tanzim Anwar also spoke,
among others, at the programme.
Currently, the state minister said Bangladesh is advancing on highway of
prosperity under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and
many positive and constructive developments are going on in different
sectors. The current law and order situation is better than any time, he
Mahbub said tourism and foreign affairs ministries are working together to
convince those countries, who issued travel alerts after the tragic incident
of Holy Artisan, to lift the advisories for their citizens regarding visit
Secretary M Mohibul Haque said the government has taken initiative to make
a Tourism Master Plan' for further development of the sector in a plan and
efficient way. We are going to give work order to a reputed company for
making the plan within October 7 next, he added.
He also said the government is working on formulating acts for tour
operators and guides to ensure proper tourism services for both domestic and
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)