May 20, 2022, 12:50 am
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent: World Tourism Day has been celebrated in the tourist city of Kuakata with great enthusiasm and colorful processions keeping in view the slogan of tourism for inclusive growth. On the occasion of the day, a procession was organized by the Patuakhali district administration at 10 am on Monday in front of the Motel Youth Panth Nibas of the Tourism Corporation. The rally ends at the Tourism Park at the end of the Kuakata Highway and beach detour. Patuakhali Acting Deputy Commissioner Md. Humayun Kabir led the procession with separate banner festoons. People from different walks of life including community, photographers association, tourist boat owners association.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the World Tourism Day by flying a balloon. At the end of the procession, a brief discussion meeting was organized at the Tourism Park on the initiative of the district administration. Patuakhali District Awami League President Kazi Alamgir Hossain presided over the discussion while Patuakhali Deputy Commissioner (Acting) Md. Humayun Kabir and District Superintendent of Police Md. Shahidullah PPM spoke.
District Awami League General Secretary VP Mannan, Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abu Hasnat Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Kuakata Tourist Zone Assistant Superintendent of Police AH Khaleq, Kalapara Circle Additional Superintendent of Police Ali Ahmed, Kuakata Municipal Awami League President and former Mayor AH Barek were present on the occasion. Mollah, Municipal Mayor Anwar Hawladar and others.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Md Humayun Kabir said Kuakata had been neglected for so long. At the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Kuakata has become known in the country and abroad. Kuakata is being developed as an international tourist destination. Tourist arrivals have increased here now. With the inauguration of Lebukhali and Padma bridges, the number of tourists in Kuakata will increase.
He said the tourism-dependent businessmen, including beach photographers and motorcyclists, need to pay attention to the service code of conduct for incoming tourists. Care should be taken so that no tourist gets costed by the behavior of the locals. He emphasized the role of locals in expanding tourism. Besides, the district administration organized a cultural program in the evening.