Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (CHTA) Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing on Monday said that the government has taken a number of initiatives to further develop the tourist sites in the hill region, which is a land of immense beauty.
The CHTA minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a meeting of the Law and Order Committee organised by the Bandarban District Administration at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), said a press release.
The tourism industry will play an important role in the economic development of the country and create job opportunities for the locals of the hilly areas, he added.
Speaking as the chief guest, Minister Bir Bahadur UshweSing, also said that the development work of internal roads, including highways, is underway so that tourists can travel comfortably in the tourist city of Bandarban.
He also added that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman worked for the freedom of the country and his worthy daughter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been working relentlessly for the development of Bangladesh following the ideals of her father. He called upon all concerned to work unitedly for the overall development of the country.
DC Yasmin Parvin Tibriji presided over the event while Bandarban Police Super Tariqul Islam, Bandarban Civil Surgeon Dr Nihar Ranjan Nandi, Bandarban Municipality Mayor Mohammad Islam Baby, Chittagong Hill Tracts District Council member Laxmipada Das and senior officials of Bandarban district were present on the occasion.
The law and order situation in the district and recent issues were discussed in the meeting. The health department informed the meeting that a total of 15,000 malaria patients have been identified in the country, out of which 12,000 have been identified in Bandarban. The event also discussed in detail the modernization and expansion of the tourism industry.