Acting Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka Sherab Dorji has invited Bangladeshi tourists to enjoy the best of the experiences and bring back full of beautiful memories after visiting Bhutan, reports UNB.
“We very much value and welcome tourists from Bangladesh and other countries. We are confident that every visitor will enjoy the best of the experiences and bring back full of beautiful memories after visiting Bhutan,” he said.
“As the Covid-19 situation around the world improved and with high coverage of vaccination in the country, the Royal government of Bhutan now feels confident,” he said.
Explaining why the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) is being raised from US$ 65 to US$ 200, the diplomat said Bhutan introduced SDF of US$ 65 in 1991 and an increase in SDF was due a long time back.
Secondly, he said, Bhutan is a carbon neutral country and the country also sequesters 9.4 million tons of carbon against its emission capacity of 3.8 million tons.
“With climate change, it is imperative that Bhutan continues to conserve its environment,” said Sherab, also the Head of Chancery of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy.
Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. MokammelHossain spoke as the chief guest while BIMSTEC Secretary General Tenzin Lekphell attended as special guest at the event held in a city hotel marking reopening of tourism of the Kingdom of Bhutan. President of the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh ShiblulAzamKoreshi was also present.