Assam ready to welcome Bangladeshi visitors : Tourism Minister Brahma
-A Monitor Report01 Jan, 2019 | 493 Views|-+
Chandan Brahma in his office
Guwahati : Chandan Brahma, Minister for Tourism of Assam state of India, has recently said tourism can play a pivotal role in further improving ties with Bangladesh and Assam will roll out the red carpet to welcome visitors from the neighbouring country.
"Folks of Assam and Bangladesh have ties that date to way back and we have been keen to improve visitors to people and cultural interaction between the two," he added.
The minister was addressing a gathering on the occasion of Bangladesh Victory Day, on the night time of December 19 organised by the Assistant High Commission office here .
The proposed opening of the Chittagong port for trade and direct flights between Guwahati and Dhaka may also lead to upsurge in level of trade from the North East not merely to the neighbouring country but additionally to other south east parts of Asia, the minister added.
Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur highlighted the options of increased collaboration between his country and Assam in the areas of trade, commerce, education, medical tourism, art, culture and literature.
He also announced that, for the very first time, from December 22, 10 publishing houses from Bangladesh will take part in the Guwahati Book Fair.