Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to summit Mount Everest, has been made tourism ambassador of Bangladesh for the next two years.
Tourism minister Ghulam Muhammed Quader made the announcement from a programme on Saturday, where he assured the mountaineer of all assistance.
“Bangladesh has a great potential in tourism. As Musa will visit many countries in his next expedition, he’ll be able to convey invitations to Bangladesh properly.
“We’ve 400,000 tourists coming every year and we’ve a target to make it a million,” he said at the National Press Club.
Musa and two others in his team will start their next mission ‘Seven Summit’ on Sept 2 with the Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, 19324 feet).
He conquered the Mount Everest in May last year.
He told bdnews24.com: “I’ve been made ambassador of Bangladesh’s tourism until 2013 when our expedition will end.”
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