‘Regional cooperation must for tourism dev’


For the development of the tourism industry among the neighboring countries in the post-Covid-19 period, establishing a field of regional cooperation is very much important. Mutual cooperation in the tourism and aviation sectors will help achieve both goals.

The tourism industry in the region will be able to overcome the catastrophe caused by Covid-19 through the mutual travel of the people of the neighboring friendly countries.  

State minister for civil aviation and tourism Md Mahbub Ali said this while meeting newly appointed Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswamy at his secretariat office in the capital on Thursday.

The State Minister said, “The strong friendship between Bangladesh and India has a long history. The people of Bangladesh have always remembered the contribution of the Indian people in the great war of liberation with gratitude. The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to further develop relations between the people of the two friendly states”.

He said, “The air bubble agreement would re-establish the communication system between the two countries by re-opening the air communication which was closed due to Covid-19. This will make the travel of the people of the two countries easier and more comfortable”.

During the meeting, the Indian High Commissioner said that the relations between Bangladesh and India are based on strong foundations. Day by day, this relationship is getting stronger. Strong relations will play a role in the welfare of the people of the two countries.

“Through the management of air bubble, the communication between the people of the two countries will be further enhanced through the  resumption of air communication which was suspended due to Covid-19”, he added.

He also proposed to launch the Agartala-Dhaka-Agartala flight and work on digitization in all airports of Bangladesh.

Noting that Covid-19 has affected Indian airlines as well as the rest of the world, Vikram Kumar Doraiswamy requested to reduce all normal charges for a certain period for Indian airlines using Bangladeshi airports.