ART&TUR Magazine N.1 - Page 36

Beautiful BangladeshLand of Rivers Country: Bangladesh Lenght: 3’30’’ Director: G. U. Selim Producer: Meherun Islam Copyright: Bangladesh Tourism Board Locations: Bangladesh PLAY Synopsis Director’s Bio Bangladesh is a country has more than 700 rivers crisscrossed over the country. The greenery and the rivers have beautiful combination which can attract anyone who loves nature. There are lots of attributes those can impress anyone and all are authentic and natural. You will not find anything artificial or man made. People follows tradition which they belong and most importantly it is a unique feature of the country people that they are so hospitable towards all guests. Foreigners are treated as most valuable guest and they are welcomed with smile. Here we are showing the varieties of rivers and surrounding culture and lifestyle including communities how two visitors enjoys. It is full of excitement and relaxation. People can find their own root. Amid strong demand from the private sectors and the tourism professionals, the present government, as one of the pre-election pledges to the nation established Bangladesh Tourism Board as the National Tourism Organization of the country. The organization has been established as the Statutory Body by dint of Bangladesh Tourism Board Act-2010 passed in the parliament which was in force from July 18, 2010. It was felt imperative to have a National Tourism Organization (NTO) in the country over the years which will steward all promotional and development activities for tourism industry. But for a full-fledged NTO, the responsibility was not properly aligned and identified. Even though Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation was established in 1973, it could not play the role of an NTO as this organization was given the dual responsibility to pioneer and run tourism business installations and services as well as promotional activities since its inception. Currently the organization is running its activities with the revenue it can generate running its hotels, motels and duty free operations. 36