Steps taken for issuing on-arrival visa for foreign tourists to Bangladesh: Minister

10:23, March 14, 2010      

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The Bangladeshi government has taken steps for issuance of on-arrival visa for foreign tourists under a package program for giving a boost to the tourism industry.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Golam Mohammad Qauder disclosed the measure Saturday while addressing a roundtable on overall scenario of country's tourism sector and duties of government and non-government sectors, private news agency UNB reported.

"The government is attaching importance to tourism sector and proceeding in a planned way for attracting tourists from home and abroad," he was quoted as saying.

Quader further said tourism law is being enacted and tourism board formed for tourism planning.

He said the government has already taken other necessary steps for the development of communications system and security at tourist spots.

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