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The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Order, 1972 (President's Order)


5. (1) It shall be the function of the Corporation to promote and develop tourism, provide facilities, undertake measures and carry out all forms of activities connected with or ancillary to tourism.


(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the Corporation shall, in particular, have power-


(a) to promote tourist undertakings and to control and regulate tourist installations and services;


(b) to project the image of Bangladesh abroad for the purpose of attracting tourist by publicising history and culture of the country;


(c) to organize reception and information facilities in or outside Bangladesh;


(d) to encourage and develop domestic tourism;


(e) to promote any organisation, in or outside Bangladesh, for the purpose of engaging in any activity falling within the


functions of the corporation, or, with the previous approval of the Government, to associate with any such organisation;


(f) to enter into tourism agreement with foreign countries with the previous approval of the Government;


(g) to conduct and carry out research on various aspects of tourism;


(h) to publish literature on tourism;


(i) to acquire, establish, construct, arrange, provide and run hotels, restaurants, rest houses, picnic spots, camping sites, theatres, amusement parks, casinos and facilities for water skiing and entertainment for tourist;


1[(ii) to operate and manage duty free shops;]


(j) to establish Travel Agency and/or work as agents for railways, shipping companies, airlines, waterways, road transport, for organizing group tours;


(k) to organize shikar agencies and undertake all activities for promotion of Safari tourism and maintain game sanctuaries and game reserves, fish hatcheries and fowl breeding farms.


(l) to establish institutes or make other arrangements for instruction and training of persons engaged or likely to be engaged in any activity connected with or ancillary to tourism;


(m) to acquire, hold or dispose of any property whether movable or immovable;


(n) to invest its moneys and funds and to vary the investments as and when it may seem necessary or proper;


(o) to do all other things connected with or ancillary to any of the matters referred to in the foregoing sub clauses;


(p) to carry out any other functions as may be prescribed.

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