BANDARBAN: Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) chairman Dr Aparup Chowdhury said tourism creates one job in every two and half seconds across the world.
He made the disclosure while addressing as chief guest at the concluding day of 2-day discussion, organized by country’s leading online news portal Banglanews24.com, on the prospect of tourism in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region at Bandarban deputy commissioner (DC) conference room on Saturday morning (October 22).
He said: “Tourism sector is so rich that it creates one job in every two and a half second across the globe. And, it creates job chances for 11 people wherever one tourist goes.”
Bandarban DC Dilip Kumar Banik participated as special guest of the event here.
Additional deputy commissioner (general) Didar Alam Mohammad Maksud Chowdhury, Nezarat deputy collector (NDC) Hossain Mohammad Al-Mujahid, Bandarban district police senior ASP Shampa Rani Saha, tourism police inspector Suhrid Chakma, civil aviation and tourism ministry senior public relations officer Mahbubur Rahman Tuhin, among others, participated in the event.
Besides, Bandarban press club president Aminul Islam Bacchu; general secretary Minarul Haque; monthly magazine ‘Chimbuk’ editor Badshah Mian, district online journalist association president Qamram Faruq and Tour Bangladesh’s Dablu Barua also present here.
As part of ‘Across the Country, Around the Year’ program, earlier Banglanews organized discussions in Sreemangal and Cox’s Bazar following the ‘Tourism Year-2016’ declared by the government.
Earlier on Friday, Bandarban DC Dilip Kumar Banik attended as chief guest of the program while Banglanews Editor-in-Chief Alamgir Hossain chaired the first day of the two-day event.
Private airliner US-Bangla Airlines, Eastern Bank Limited, Bandarban Hill District Administration and travel agency Foring assisted Banglanews initiative in CHT region.
BDST: 1435 HRS, OCT 22, 2016