BANDARBAN: Sadar upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Sujan Chowdhury said a handbook on Bandarban tourism is essential to attract more visitors.
He also opined that many tourists come here but there is no handbook or brochure to help them.
“Such a handbook is needed for the convenience of the tourists as many of them are not familiar with many places of Bandarban.”
Moreover, the tourists look for a reliable tourist guide, the UNO added.
According to him, the guides need training to overcome problem related to the vernaculars of the ethnic groups living in the CHT region.
He expressed his observation while addressing the discussion on the concluding day of 2-day event, organized by news portal Banglanews24.com, on the prospect of tourism in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region at Bandarban deputy commissioner (DC) conference room on Saturday (October 22).
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation’s Aparup Chowdhury participated the day event as chief guest while Bandarban DC Dilip Kumar Banik attended as special guest.
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 also, among others, were present at the event.
As part of ‘Across the Country, Around the Year’ program, earlier Banglanews organized discussions in Sylhet 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 event.
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 were, among others, present in the first day of the discussion.
Private airliner US-Bangla Airlines, Eastern Bank Limited, Bandarban Hill District Administration and travel agency Foring assisted Banglanews initiative in CHT region.
BDST: 1551 HRS, OCT 22, 2016