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  Volume: XXIII, Issue No. 17 April 16-30, 2014  


Malaysia launches ISC for Bangladeshi migrants
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : The government of Malaysia on April 1 launched the Immigration Security Clearance (ISC) for Bangladeshi migrants looking to work in Malaysia. ISC is the key security step to be implemented on migrant workers before any work application process such as application for Visa/Calling Visa can begin. The ISC was launched on April 1 with the inking of an agreement between VFS Global and S5 Biotech in presence of Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi, Minister of Home Affair. More...
US$10b spent abroad is showing it
-A Monitor Report Tehran : Tourism is big business in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Despite sanctions the travel and tourism world in Iran has been booming. Iranian's love to travel - and it shows. Iran gained US$3-4 billion from incoming tourists but Iranian tourists spent about US$8-10 billion while travelling to other countries, during the past Iranian fiscal year. The director of Iran's cultural heritage and tourism organisation, Masoud Soltanifar, said that in Iranian year 1391 (March 2. More...
Forget the limousine: Turkish President gets on a bicycle
-A Monitor Report Ankara : Healthy living is a changing global lifestyle movement. Turkey's president Abdullah Gul on April 11 swapped his limousine for a bicycle in order to promote a long-standing cross-country cycling event. After a 1.7 kilometer ride around the hilly grounds of the capital Ankara's Cankaya Presidential Palace - accompanied by a group of cycling officials and journalists appearing to follow tactfully behind - Gul said he found the trip fairly difficult. "The route had ups. More...
Taufiq Rahman becomes PATA Industry Council Member
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Taufiq Rahman, Chief Executive of Journey Plus, a leading Inbound Tour Operator working in the field of Tourism since 1994 in Bangladesh has become the Member of PATA Industry Council (IC) for the year 2014-2016 at PATA Head Quarter in Bangkok recently. He is the first person from Bangladesh to become the member of this prestigious committee. Altogether 52 companies around the world have been selected by PATA as per the nomination. The PATA Industry Council (. More...
Seychelles promotional brochure launched
-A Monitor Report Mahe: Seychelles promotional brochure was launched by top officials of Seychelle Tourism Board (STB), Mihin Lanka, RC Travel On (Alpha-i Media Productions Ltd), Ace Travel and Discovery Tours and Logistic in Mahe, Seychelles on March 28. Seychelles is an island having unique natural combination beauty and beach. A detailed, programme on Seychelles will be broadcast in Channel I named "RC Travel On" very shortly. Standard Chartered Bank and Mihin Lanka are the Seychelles pr. More...
Pilgrims in awe of massive expansion work at Grand Mosque in Makkah
_A Monitor Report Jeddah : Forty-five-year-old Syed Laeequddin Quadri, from Maharashtra, India, was standing in quiet contemplation straining his head to look at the golden crescent atop the majestic Makkah Clock Tower. "That is unbelievable," he told Arab News after Zohr prayers recently. "Being a construction expert, I can imagine how much steel and concrete must have been poured into this gigantic project." Quadri was in the Kingdom on Umrah with his wife and four children. He is very fami. More...
Rickshaw, the vehicle that portrays Bangladesh
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Can you remember the issue of The Guardian of November 4, 2013, where it had included Bangladesh as one of the top 40 tourist destinations of the world? To illustrate Bangla-desh, there was a picture of rickshaw in the desolate beach of Cox's Bazaar. Though rickshaw originated outside of Bangladesh, in Japan, the name of Bangladesh will strike the mind when people talk about rickshaws. In Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, thousands of rickshaws ply everyday on the str. More...
More and more Bangladeshis choosing Malaysia as healthcare destination
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : More and more Bangladeshis are choosing Malaysia as a healthcare destination. This was stated by Dr Mary Wong Lai Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council while talking to The Bangladesh Monitor at the Malaysia Healthcare Services Ltd office in the city. In the year 2010, some 3000 patients went from Bangladesh to Malaysia for treatment which increased to 5000 in 2011, 11 thousand in 2012 and over 12 thousand in 2013. Dr Mary Wong Lai Lin said. More...
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