BSS-17 Historical sites of Gaibandha can be turned attractive tourist spots : speakers

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WORKSHOP TOURISM-GAIBANDHA

Historical sites of Gaibandha can be turned attractive tourist spots : speakers

GAIBANDHA Sept 16, BSS (2020) – Speakers at a workshop said many historical, archaeological sites of the district and its picturesque beauty can attract huge tourists.

The district has vast potentiality for flourishing tourism , if the necessary and effectives measure are taken for the tourists ’, they said.

They made the observations while addressing a workshop jointly organized by the district administration and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner (DC) here on Tuesday afternoon with DC Abdul Matin in the chair.

State Minister for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mohammad Mahabub Ali addressed the workshop as chief guest.

Additional secretary and Chief executive officer of BTB Jabed Ahmed made a presentation on the mission, vision, and objectives of the BTB Through multimedia projector.

Moderated by director of BTB Abu Taher Muhammad Zaber, the function was also addressed among others by Gobindaganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Ramkrishna Barmon, District Correspondent of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), Sarker Mohammad Shahiduzzaman, secretary of Gaibandha Press Club Abu Jafar Sabu, Chief Executive of SKS Foundation Rasel Ahmed Liton and Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Khayer as panel discussants.

A number of participants including sadar upazila parishad chairman Shah Sarwar Kabir, Palashbari upazila parishad chairman AKM Moksed Chowdhury and Fulchhari UNO Abu Raihan Dolon also took part in the open discussion session.

The speakers emphasized for preserving the archaeological and historical sites of the district with a view to attracting those to the tourists .

They also underscored the need for building various infrastructures in the side of the Brahmaputra river at Balashighat point to make it attractive to the tourists.

They also placed a set of recommendations for overall development of tourist spots in Gaibandha district including refurbishment of the old mosques particularly Mirer Bagan and Shahi Mosque.

Earlier DC Abdul Matin gave an overview of the district in his welcome speech about the potentiality of tourism.

BSS/CORR/SKB/1536 hrs