‘Local heritage must be preserved’

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali said the local heritage must have to be preserved for the expansion of the tourism. At the same time, development of human resources involved in this can give a good feedback.

Development of traditional cultures such as boating, wrestling, stick fighting, bullfighting, and others, which have been prevailing for centuries in different parts of the country, can certainly help the country’s tourism to grow further. 

He was speaking as the chief guest at an online workshop organized by the Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) with Sherpur district with the aim of involving tourism in local development plans and creating public awareness about tourism on Tuesday. 

He said, “Local folk culture and the small ethnic groups living in different regions have their own culture, language can be the main attraction of tourism. Local administrations need to work to preserve and develop these heritages. Necessary publicity needs to be provided to promote this colorful lifestyle to domestic and foreign tourists”. 

Mahbub Ali said, “Participation of  all local tourism partners must be ensured for the development of tourism. To motivate people about tourism, BTB is organizing online workshops with 64 districts of the country in phases. The event will be successful only if the local administration, public representatives, media personnel and other stakeholders are motivated”.

The workshop conducted by BTB director Abu Taher Mohammad Jaber, and chaired by deputy commissioner of Sherpur District Anar Kali Mahbub, while other stakeholders in various sectors of tourism industry were present at the webinar.