Islands in the sea play major role in dev of tourism

Published : 06 Dec 2022 08:18 PM

Sunil can play an important role in the development of tourism by utilizing the marine spots and 75 islands of the 715 km long coast. This requires proper planning.

Speakers presented this information in a workshop titled "Sunil Tourism Development of Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism in Bangladesh" in the conference room of Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute located in Ramur Pechar Dwip area of Cox's Bazar this morning (December 6).

Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute Director General Syed Mahmud Belal Haider was the chief guest at the workshop, Ministry of Private Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md. Mokammel Hossain. The keynote was presented by Abu Taher Muhammad Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Tourism Board, Ramiz Uddin, Head of Experimentation of UNDP's Accelerator Lab Bangladesh, presented the research results. The speakers at the workshop were Cox's Bazar Development Authority (COC) Chairman Commodore Mohammad Nurul Abshar, Tourist Police Cox's Bazar Zone Superintendent of Police Zillur Rahman, Assistant Superintendent of Police Md. Mizanur Rahman, Karnaphuli Seep Builders Consultant and Retired Brigadier General Abdul Halim, Managing Director Engineer M, A. Rashid, Cox's Bazar Press Club President Abu Taher Chowdhury, Cox's Bazar Chamber President Abu Morshed Chowdhury Khoka, along with leaders and businessmen of tourism related business organizations.

Speakers at the workshop said, 'Bangladesh has a 715 km long coastline with 75 islands, big and small, in the coast and sea. Deep-sea aquatic biodiversity, coral habitats, sandy beaches, sandbars, various types of islands and cruises will play an important role in the development and growth of tourism.