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Introduce on-arrival visas to boost tourism

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Introduce on-arrival visas to boost tourism

Tourism sector entrepreneurs in Bangladesh emphasised that the government should launch one-stop services for foreign tourists including issuance of e-visas or on-arrival visas to help boost the sector.

Md Jashim Uddin, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), made the remarks at a meeting of the FBCCI's standing committee on tourism on Tuesday, said a press release.

 He was speaking at the fourth meeting of the Standing Committee on Tourism Development (Inbound, Outbound, Domestic, and Civil Aviation) of FBCCI as the chief guest.

The FBCCI president said, "The tourism industry of Bangladesh is very important and has potential. A few days ago, HSBC projected that Bangladesh will become the ninth largest consumer market in the world by 2030.” 

“Our economy is growing, and the quality of life is improving. As a result, the tourism industry has now become more important,” he added.

 Md Jashim Uddin said that the Prime Minister has given special importance to the tourism sector. "As a part of this, various infrastructural developments are going on in Cox's Bazar."

  He also mentioned that the inauguration of the Padma Bridge has brought new windows to the tourism industry.

"After the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, the number of tourists in the south and southwestern part of the country has increased significantly."

 FBCCI chief also mentioned that the FBCCI will focus on the potential sector of the country in the upcoming Bangladesh Business Summit which is going to be held in March this year on the occasion of FBCCI's 50th anniversary. The tourism sector will be one of them.

  Md. Jashim Uddin commented that the FBCCI will always stand by all positive initiatives in the development of the tourism sector.

While moderating the discussion, the Director-in-Charge of the Standing Committee on Tourism Development (Inbound,

Outbound, Domestic, & Civil Aviation) M.G.R. Nasir Majumder said that tourism is always one of the priority sectors to the Prime Minister.

 FBCCI director Syed Moazzam Hossain, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Sanjida Sharmeen, co-chairmen, and all members of the standing committee were also present at the meeting.