FROM SHUSHILAN GUEST HOUSE (TIGER POINT): Banglanews24.com Editor-in-Chief Alamgir Hossain suggested that appointment of tourism-friendly deputy commissioners (DCs) in the potential districts is essential for the development of the industry.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion on tourism titled “Tourism in Sundarbans: Across the country, Around the year” on Saturday (December 24).
Country’s leading bilingual online news portal Banglanews24.com organized the event at Raja Pratapaditya Conference Hall of Shushilan Tiger Point guest house in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district.
Alamgir Hossain said: “All DCs are not tourism-friendly. Incumbent chairman of tourism board is a tourism-friendly man. Those DCs, who love to travel, ought to be appointed in districts with tourism potentials if we really think about the development of the sector.”
“We also should inquire whether they have interest in forest and animals and read about those or not.”
He further said: “Outlook of our new generation is changing. They love to travel. They, however, have to be trained to protect the nature.”
Besides, the authorities concerned, parents need to tell their children that they must not do something harmful for the tourist spots, he added.
Recalling his memories of traveling in several European and American countries, Alamgir Hossain said there can be inscriptions about what should be done and what should not be at important points of tourist spots.
He also suggested such inscriptions of travel regulation should be kept in all the Satkhira-bound buses for travelers’ sake.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) Chairman Dr. Aparup Chowdhury attended the discussion as chief guest.
With Alamgir Hossain in the chair, the tourism discussion was attended among others by Head of Forestry and Wood Technology discipline in Khulna University Prof. Dr. Md. Enamul Kabir and Associate Prof. Dr AM Feroz, and Shushilan Chief Executive Mostafa Nuruzzaman, its president Chandrika Banarjee, Satkhira Press Club President Abul Kalam Azad and Zila Nagorik Committee president Anisur Rahim.
Former Principal of Atarjan Women College in Shyamnagar Ashek E Elahi, Director of Sikandar Abu Zafar Foundation Syed Zunayed Akbar, Manager of Premier Cement Mills Ltd Md. Mosleh Uddin and Shyamnagar Thana OC Mostafizur Rahman are also present in the event.
Earlier from December 15, a team of Banglanews had explored the three districts of Sundarbans (Bagerhat, Khulna and Satkhira) to produce reports on the prospects and problems of tourism in the areas. The discussion is being held based on those write-ups.
US-Bangla Airlines, Shushilan, Barsha Resort and Tourism, AFC Health Ltd, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, North Western University, Khulna, New Bashundhara Real Estate Ltd and Premier Cement have extended their support to organize the event.
BDST: 1740 HRS, DEC 24, 2016