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Govt keen to recover tourism industry, huge dev underway

Sojibul Islam || shiningbd

Published: 22:20, 28 September 2020   Update: 22:20, 28 September 2020
Govt keen to recover tourism industry, huge dev underway

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The country's tourism industry has suffered huge damage due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Bangladesh Tourism Board has prepared a recovery plan to revive this industry. 

It is learned that the recovery plan has been prepared in consultation with the tourism partners under the direction of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism. If it is implemented, the tourism industry will turn around again.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali told Shiningbd on Monday night that with outmost everyone's efforts, the recovery plan has already been prepared. Through this, the tourism industry of the country will move forward with all of us.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already announced various incentives for the industries affected by the Corona. There is also the tourism industry in it. Traders have to collect these loans from banks.

State Minister Mahbub Ali further said that the tourist centers which were closed due to Corona have started reopening slowly. Those that are still closed will be reopened gradually subject to monitoring.

Meanwhile, World Tourism Day has been celebrated across the country on September 27 with the theme 'Tourism for Rural Development'. Bangladesh Tourism Board and Bangladesh Tourism Corporation under the leadership of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism have celebrated the day elaborately.

Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. Mahibul Haque told Shiningbd that if rural development is ensured, tourists will definitely go to travel in rural areas. In order to take tourism forward, it is necessary to create and nurture a tourism-friendly culture in the country. They are working to make people and tourism partners aware of this.

He added that better security has been ensured in the country than ever before. After the formation of tourist police to provide security to the tourists, the tourists are now much safer in the tourist centers of the country. The tourist police is working tirelessly on that purpose.

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