FE REPORT |
Jan. 02, 2022, 9:50 a.m.
The government has implemented various programs including 12 development projects through the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) to help promote the country’s tourism sector.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Md Mahbub Ali, said so on Saturday.
“The BPC has undertaken 12 projects worth Tk 3.35 billion, which are currently underway,” the Minister of State also said.
He mentioned that BPC has already implemented 20 development projects worth Tk 2.84 billion in the past 12 years.
“Many changes have taken place at the BPC over time in its operations and delivery of its services,” added Mr. Mahbub Ali.
He leaked the numbers as he addressed a ceremony as the main guest of a celebratory program titled “Poth Cholar 50” (50 Years of Operation).
The BPC, which is entering 50 years of operation, hosted the discussion program as well as a logo unveiling session to celebrate the milestone in its Agargaon region office, according to a statement.
The Chairman of the Standing Parliamentary Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT), RAM Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, attended the program as guest of honor.
MoCAT Secretary Md Mokammel Hossain and Bangladesh Tourism Board Director General Jabed Ahmed were in attendance as special guests.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State said that the BPC has made significant contributions to improve local tourist attractions, including Cox’s Bazar, the country’s main tourist destination.
The company manages the National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI) to provide hands-on training for those involved in the tourism industry, the state minister said, adding that the center creates around 1,600 skilled human resources each. year.
“Since its inception, the organization has created more than 60,000 skilled human resources, who have worked in the country and abroad with a good reputation,” said Mahbub Ali.
A rally was organized to celebrate the occasion.
The statement also indicates that the father of the Bangabandhu Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman founded the BPC in 1972.