As part of the Act East initiative of the State Government of Assam, its Act East Policy Affairs Department participated in the ninth Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair 2019 held recently in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
The thrust was to open up the health care and higher education sectors of Assam to the prospective patients and students respectively from Bangladesh.
In the light of this, a number of private health-care institutions and private higher educational institutions attended the fair under the aegis of the Act East Policy Affairs Department.
The official delegation of the Government of Assam comprised of deputy secretaries to the Government of Assam, Act East Policy Affairs Department Sazzad Alam and Nilakshi Hazarika, along with four officers of the Tourism Department.
The fair was inaugurated by the president of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Dhaka.
It comprised an exhibition showcasing different countries and regions over a period of three days besides holding of topical seminars and meetings between interested private stakeholders.
A seminar on ‘Prospects of Medical Tourism in Assam’ was organized at the Media Bazaar Seminar Hall of the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre.
In the backdrop of the fair, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka arranged discussions for the participating private higher educational institutions with Daffodil International University, American International University and BRAC University, along with a talk on having academic and technical collaboration and a host of other related ways and means of cooperation.