3:03 pm - Saturday August 19, 2017

UNWTO to help boost Bangladesh tourism

Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has promised Bangladesh full cooperation to develop its tourism sector.

He said those while addressing at a conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on ‘Developing Sustainable and Inclusive Buddhist Heritage and Pilgrimage Circuits in South Asia’s Buddhist Heartland’ Wednesday.

“Bangladesh is entering a new era of touriem. Cooperation from the UN and ADB will continue,” UNWTORifai said.

He also assures that the UNWTO will work closely with Bangladesh in this regard.

“The country must be enjoyed by its own people first. Infrastructure will develop automatically. We’ll then help to promote investment,” he added.

“Bangladesh could be a hub for Buddhist tourism,” he further said.

He also expressed interest to tour Cox’s Bazar after the conference.

“Some good investments in Cox’s Bazar might come out from this tour,” he said.

– Ittefaq Report


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