“Money is not a problem in tourism sector as we will work to manage it if needed but lack of proper enterprises from the private and public levels is the main problem”, said acting secretary of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry M Mohibul Haque.
The secretary came up with the observations while addressing as the chief guest at a certificate giving ceremony of ‘Tourism Fellowship 2018’ jointly organised by Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) and Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB) at Jatiya Press Club in the morning.
BTB Chief Executive Officer M Jahangir Hossain, The Bangladesh Monitor Editor Kazi Wahidul Alam, Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) Director Taufiq Rahman, Deputy Manager (PR) Bangladesh Tourism Board Akhtar Ahamed, ATJFB President Nadira Kiran and General Secretary Tanzim Anwar, among others, spoke at the programme.
Ten journalists from print, electronic media and news agency have been awarded for their significant contributions to the development of tourism sector and encouraging others to help policymakers taking the proper steps through objective reporting on the growing sector in the programme.
The fellowship recipients are AKM Moinuddin (UNB), Masud Rumi (Daily Kaler Kantho), Jamal Uddin (Daily Ittefaq), Altaf Hossain (Daily Samokal), Emrul Kawser Emon (Daily Bhorer Dak), Tawhidul Islam (Amader Somoy), Ziaul Haq Sabuj (Bangla Vision), Imtiaz Ahmed (Somoy TV), Dinar Sultana (BTV) and Farhana Neela (Mohona TV).