Infrastructure development is a prerequisite to developing the highly attractive tourism industry in greater Sylhet zone of the country, said the newly electedPresident of Sylhet chamber of commerce and industry Abu Taher Mohammad Shoeb.
In an exclusive interview with the Bangladesh Post, Mohammad Shoed made some recommendations, especially in developing the greater Sylhet region into an attractive tourist spot.
He, however, blamed on lack of adequate funds and delay in implementing projects by concerned authorities for the poor shape of the regions which he said Sylhet region has huge opportunities in attracting bulk tourists but authorities concerned do not recognize the potentials.
He mentioned that Sylhet region remains to be further explored for tourists from home and abroad. There are many places of interests but due to lack of proper infrastructure tourists are discouraged from visiting the spots.
Meanwhile, after taking charge of their office, the newly elected members of the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry sent a few proposals to the concern ministry to develop the Sylhet tourism sector.
They said if those proposals are approved and implemented, the Sylhet tourism sector willcertainly get a big facelift.
Among the recommendations already shared, good road communication, improve accommodation facilities, enhance the Sylhet to Chattogram air flight, improve road transport facilities, and also develop security system.
Beside the tourism and business sector the newly formed chamber committee also vowed to work improve education, health and different socials welfare services.
Recently they also set an example of appreciation by providingfree bus services to all students who sought admission at the Shajalal Science and Technology University.
In this regard, they also met US, Thai and Indiandiplomats raising the issues of developing the greater Sylhet region by taking opportunityto investment.
They also plan to set up a new BASIC and economic zone in Sylhet in a suitable location for smooth business operations.