Hoping that the Cox’s Bazar airport would be the world’s most attractive place for refueling, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government wants to turn Bangladesh into the centre of communications for the entire world.
“We want to make Bangladesh as the centre of communications for the entire world capitalizing its geographical position,” she said while inaugurating expansion work of the Cox’s Bazar Airport runway on Sunday.
She virtually opened the expansion work of the country’s longest runway from her official Ganabhaban residence this morning. Sheikh Hasina said the runway would have to be developed in such a way that the world’s largest planes could land at the airport easily and quickly for refueling.
The Prime Minister said, “I believe that, after completing expansion work of the runway, the Cox’s Bazar Airport will be the most comfortable place for the planes travelling from the East to West or the West to East. “
Stating that separate places have been being important at different times, she said, “Once upon a time Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok were important while Dubai is currently considered as an important place”.
In this regard, she also hoped that Cox’s Bazar would be the next most important place for the entire world. A video documentary regarding activities for development of the civil aviation sector by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and her elder daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the function.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali and its Secretary Md Mokammel Hossain spoke on the occasion while Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman gave the welcome address joining virtually the function from the Cox’s Bazar Airport end.
Cabinet members, local lawmakers, public representatives, political leaders and government officials were present at the airport. PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present at the Ganabhaban end.