Newly appointed CEO of Bangladesh Tourism Board says that private sector will take tourism ahead

Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

Newly CEO of Bangladesh Tourism BoardAccording to Dr. Md Nasir Uddin, who took over as Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) on March 16, “Tourism in Bangladesh will progress the more, the private sector takes it forward. The more private sector tourism prospers, the more the country’s tourism will go ahead.”

Before taking up this position, Dr. Nasir was the Director General of Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Before, he also served as Director, Commercial, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) for about 20 months. He said that in his present position, the government will lend him necessary support and will assist in taking tourism forward. Regarding his attending ITB Berlin, Dr. Nasir said, “ITB Berlin acts as a kind of bridge between tourist generating and recipient countries. We cannot remain separate from the world tourism family.”

The Bangladesh stand at the ITB was visited by the current UNWTO Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai. Dr. Nasir said, “Our culinary heritage is very rich. There is no reason we can’t brand our cuisines.”


He also expressed his optimism to take the country’s tourism sector in a “transparent manner” in cooperation with the private sector stakeholders. “We’ll promote the country’s tourism with the total involvement of the private sector.”


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