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BD fetches Tk 98,466 million from foreign tourists in 5-yr
Published :Monday, 25 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 38

The country earned foreign currencies equivalent to Taka 98,466.57 million from foreign tourists, who traveled Bangladesh over the last five fiscal years.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon informed the Jatiya Sangsad today in reply to a question raised by treasury bench member M Abdul Latif.
The minister said Bangladesh earned Taka 5,938.66 million in 2010-11 fiscal, Tk 7,435.45 million in 2011-12, Tk 8475.65 million in 2012-13, Tk 10,995.27 million in 2013-14 and Tk 11,621.54 million in 2014-15 fiscal years. Responding to another question from the same lawmaker, Menon said Bangladesh Biman made a profit of Taka 272.23 crore in 2014-15 fiscal year.  The minister said the national flag carrier counted a total loss of Taka 1,435.63 crore in the previous five fiscal years.
Bangladesh Biman, he said, incurred a loss of Tk 285.61 crore in 2013-14 fiscal year, Tk 285.63 crore in 2012-13, Tk 594.21 crore in 2011-12, Tk 224.16 crore in 2010-11 and Tk 46.02 crore in 2009-10 fiscal years.    ?BSS

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