Inauguration of the cruise ship at Padma Bridge

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A cruise ship named ‘Padma Cruise’ has been inaugurated for tourists to visit the entire structure of the Padma Bridge and its surroundings.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism on Thursday (January 21) at noon. Mahbub Ali inaugurated the MP.

The Padma Cruise was inaugurated by flying balloons in the middle of Shimulia Ghat in Louhjong Upazila of Munshiganj. Meanwhile, State Minister Mahbub Ali said, “Padma Bridge is a symbol of our pride and arrogance.” The people of the country are eagerly waiting to see the Padma Bridge. River tourism is our limitless potential. We have to spread the aesthetic beauty of Padma river and Padma bridge. I believe that the tourism industry will be further developed around the Padma Bridge.

Chairman of Dhaka Cruise and Logistics and entrepreneur of Padma Cruise Mohiuddin Helal presided over the inauguration ceremony. He said Dhaka Cruise and Logistics has been successfully managing Dhaka Dinner Cruise. This is a continuation of the three-storey Padma Cruise initiative. He hoped that the government would assist in providing the benefits of a pilot project to make Padma Cruise a model for river tourism development.

Borhan Ahmed, managing director of Padma Cruise, said about Padma Cruise, there will be two different packages for organizing cruises in Padma. In the first phase, the Padma Cruise will leave Shimulia Ghat every day from 10 am to 1 pm. The second episode will run from 2pm to 5pm. Morning snacks and lunch will be the food of the first episode. The second part will have lunch and evening snacks.

He added that in the first two months of the inauguration, 1,600 rupees has been earmarked for tourists and 1,000 rupees for students.

Hajera Khatun, director of the Bangladesh Tourism Board, said the executive officer of Louhjong Upazila. Humayun Kabir, Srinagar Circle Additional Superintendent of Police. Asaduzzaman.

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