Bangladesh offers to help promote Meghalaya tourism to mutually benefit people of both nations

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Shillong, January 24: Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh to participate in the Investors Meet organized by the Prime Minister’s Office on January 24 and 25, 2016.

Earlier, Sangma received a warm welcome at Dwaki-Tamabil border by the members of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce. The members then escorted the Chief Minister to their Office in Sylhet where they organized an interactive session under the banner ‘Exchange of Views’.
After Sangma met the High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harshvardhan Shringla during his visit, Bangladesh has offered to help promote Meghalaya tourism by organizing events like road shows and special campaigns in Bangladesh, news agency The Meghalaya Times reported.

Shringla also inquired about the hotel facilities available in Shillong and other important tourist destinations of the state, as he is anticipating large number of visitors who would visit along with 500 member strong sports contingent from Bangladesh for the ensuing South Asian Games.

Sangma assured the Indian High Commissioner the best of the facilities for the visitors and asked the Tourism Department represented by the Chairperson of the Meghalaya Tourism Development Council (MTDC), David Nongrum who was part of the delegation to contact and coordinate with all the tour operators including home-stay providers. 

The Chief Minister also requested improvement of the reception facilities at Dawki Customs and Immigration Center for which the Indian High Commissioner agreed to take up with the concerned authorities.

Interacting with the members of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce, Sangma referred to the historical and inseparable relationship that both the State of Meghalaya and the Sylhet region share over many years. He expressed his hope that the state will be working together with the members of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the trade and business relations of both the places that would mutually benefit the people of both the sides.

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