Domestic flights will give special discounts on 17 of every month on the occasion of the Mujib Year in 2020.
The information was revealed at the fourth meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry at Sangsad Bhaban on Wednesday with committee chairman Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury in the chair.The parliamentary watchdog recommended Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Bangladesh Tourism Board and the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry to work together in celebrating the Mujib Year, said a press release of the Parliament Secretariat.
It also recommended establishing exclusive zones in Cox’s Bazar, Kuakata and the Sundarbans aiming to attract foreign tourists.
At the meeting, a five-member sub-committee, led by Md Aslamul Haque, was formed to probe different irregularities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the irregularities involving hiring aircrafts from Egypt.
Committee members – State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, Md Aslamul Haque, Kazi Firoze Rashid, Anwar Hossain Khan, Engr Mosharraf Hossain, Sheikh Tonmoy, Asheq Ullah Rafiq and Syeda Rubina Aktar – were present at the meeting.