As part of the Assam State Government’s Act East initiative, its Act East Political Affairs Department participated in the ninth Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair 2019 held recently in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
The aim was to open up the health and higher education sectors of Assam to future patients and students respectively from Bangladesh.
In light of this, a number of private healthcare institutions and private higher education institutions participated in the fair under the auspices of Act East’s Department of Political Affairs.
The official delegation from the government of Assam consisted of the deputy secretaries of the government of Assam, the political affairs department of Act East, Sazzad Alam and Nilakshi Hazarika, as well as four officials from the tourism department.
The fair was inaugurated by the President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center in Dhaka.
It included an exhibition presenting different countries and regions over a period of three days, in addition to the holding of thematic seminars and meetings between interested private stakeholders.
A seminar on âProspects for Medical Tourism in Assamâ was held at the Media Bazaar Seminar Hall of the Bangabandhu International Convention Center.
In the context of the fair, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka organized discussions for participating private higher education institutions with Daffodil International University, American International University and BRAC University, as well as a conference on academic and technical collaboration and a host of other ways and means of cooperation.