Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Novo Air, a private airline based in Dhaka, will start direct flight from Dhaka to Guwahati, the capital of Indian Assam state that shares northeastern border with Bangladesh, soon.
The decision was made on Wednesday when a delegation of Assam state led by its finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a meeting with Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon at the secretariat in the capital.
Expressing his gratitude over the decision of starting direct air connectivity between Dhaka and Guwahati, Sarma said the air connectivity will give a boost to the tourism industry of the region.
During the meeting, both sides agreed to sign a MoU for flourishing tourism in the region by exploiting natural beauty of hilly range of Assam state and rivers and sandy beaches of Bangladesh.
On behalf of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the Assam finance minister handed over an invitation to Menon to join Global Investment Summit to be held in Assam on February 3-4.
Assam’s public works minister Parimal Suklabadiya was also present as part of the delegation.