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Tourist bus service has been launched in Sylhet, and it is the first tourist city in the history of the country where a separate bus service with special facilities for tourists was launched. The bus service was inaugurated by Foreign Minister Abdul Momen at Zindabazar in the city yesterday, reports Banglanews24.com.
Foreign Minister Momen said Sylhet have made a new history by the inauguration of tourist buses. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.
‘Tourism is one of the sources of income of different countries. Our next country, Thailand, accounts for 23% of GDP. But tourism contributes only 0.005 percent of our GDP. There are ample opportunities for development of tourism in the country, but unfortunately the infrastructure is not well enough. ‘
However, two tourist buses are coming to Sylhet. Another thing has been done in Sylhet, turning on WiFi in the entire Sylhet city. In a few days, people will benefit from it. Then there will also be benefits for tourists, said the Foreign Minister.
Referring to the ‘infrastructure as a major tool in the tourism industry’, the Foreign Minister said that hotels, buses, restaurants are involved with the infrastructure. They are being built day by day, it will get better.
Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry President ATM Shoaib presided over the meetings, Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, Sylhet district Awami League general secretary Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, and other leaders were present there.
Six more tourist buses will be launched in the future, the concerned said. These buses have AC and WiFi. Some of the buses have 22, some have 20 seats. These buses will go from Sylhet to various tourist centers.