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FBCCI urges govt to include tourism policy in next budget

FE Report | April 23, 2018 00:00:00

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) urged Sunday the government to incorporate a time-befitting tourism policy in the upcoming national budget to help the sector flourish.

Considering the existing potential, it also emphasised the development of transport and infrastructure facilities of tourist spots in the country, aiming to draw more local and foreign tourists.

Underscoring the need for branding Bangladesh, the apex trade body also suggested highlighting the success stories of the country.

The call came at the standing committee meeting of the FBCCI relating to the ministry of civil aviation and tourism held in its boardroom.

Director in-charge of the standing committee Prabir Kumar Saha presented a detailed future plan at the meeting presided over by its chairman Md Rafiuzzaman.

FBCCI president Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) said great success in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector along with other positive stories and potentials of the country should be reflected to the world community for attracting more tourists.

The meeting decided to hold a seminar on development of this sector in presence of the civil aviation and tourism minister.

Besides, the apex trade body leaders will sit with the finance minister to discuss the development of the country's tourism sector before the budget for the fiscal year 2018-19.

It also discussed the prospect of haor and river tourism etc.

Chairman of Bangladesh Tourism Corporation Akhtaruzzaman Khan Kabir, Senior vice-president of FBCCI Sheikh Fazle Fahim and its directors Sujib Ranjan Das, Tabarakul Tosaddek Hossain Khan Tito and Rashadul Hossain Chowdhury (Ronni) and co-chairman of the committee and members were present.

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