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Govt: Tourist spots, resorts must follow hygiene rules

  • Published at 05:53 pm August 17th, 2021
Dhaka Tribune

Local administration will conduct mobile courts and awareness campaigns

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali said all tourist centers, hotels, motels and resorts must abide by the health guidelines set by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

"Public awareness should be created in the tourist destinations across the country through massive campaign to motivate the tourists to abide by the hygiene norms. No deviations will be tolerated," Mahbub said at a virtual meeting organized by the Bangladesh Tourism Board on Tuesday, said a release.

The meeting was arranged to determine the steps to manage the sub-sectors related to the tourism industry in following the standard operating procedure and hygiene rules.

The local administration would conduct mobile courts to ensure that the tourist spots operate at half capacity following hygiene rules.

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"To make the tourists aware, the local administration will conduct activities involving public representatives, volunteers, scouts and other stakeholders. Hotels, motels and resorts must follow hygiene rules and keep their premises clean," he added.  

The state minister said: "Tourist destinations have been opened to give the tourism industry an opportunity to turn around, as the industry was highly affected after being hit by the pandemic.”

He said that the local administration would strictly monitor whether the hotels, motels and resorts follow the instructions of the government properly.

Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mokammel Hossain addressed the meeting as a special guest under the chairmanship of Bangladesh Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer Jabed Ahmed.

Bangladesh Tourism Corporation Chairman Hannan Mia, Director General of the Department of Archeology Ataur Rahman, the president of Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), DIG of Tourist Police, deputy commissioners of Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Moulvibazar, Chittagong, Khulna, Bagerhat, Kishoreganj, Sylhet and Patuakhali attended the meeting.

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