BANDARBAN: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) civil and environment engineering department professor Zahir Bin Alam said that tourists will get confidence on tourist guides if they have licenses.
He also opined that guides should come under registration with training by district Administration.
He came up with the assertion in a discussion on the prospect of tourism in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) organized by country’s leading online news portal Banglanews24.com at DC office conference room on Friday morning (October 21).
Bandarban deputy commissioner (DC) Dilip Kumar Banik attended program as chief guest while Banglanews Editor-in-Chief Alamgir Hossain chaired the first day of two-day discussion.
Dhaka University tourism and hospitality management department chairman Professor Dr Shaker Ahmed, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) civil and environment engineering department Professor Zahir Bin Alam, Chittagong University geography and environment science department Professor Mohammad Mohibullah and Hiamul Islam and reptile specialist Shariar Rahman Sizar, among others, were present at the discussion.
Bandarban Upazila Parishad chairman Abdul Quddus, additional deputy commissioner (general) Didar Alam Mohammad Maksud Chowdhury, Nezarat deputy collector (NDC) Hossain Mohammad Al-Mujahid, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sujan Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of district administration Chaiti Sarbabidya and Tourist Police inspector Suhrid Chakma were also present in the discussion.
BDS: 1408 HRS, OCT 21, 2016