New Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal on Thursday said he will work for turning Biman Bangladesh Airlines into a symbol of passengers’ trust and safety removing the negative impression about it.
“There’re criticisms against Biman, but it’s not very difficult to turn it into a profitable organisation. I’ll work sincerely with a new plan,” he said while talking to reporters following a programme after taking the charge of the ministry, reports UNB.
“Many people are saying I’ve been thrown into fire…but I think it’s not fire but water for me. I’m hopeful and seek help from all concerned. Hopefully, Biman will be one of the profitable Airlines in Asia,” he said.
Shajahan Kamal replaced Rashed Khan Menon as Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister as Menon was given the responsibility of Social Welfare Ministry on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Menon cautioned Shajahan Kamal saying that Biman is the place where he will be receiving rebuke more [than recognition]. “It’s true that Biman is in crisis now, but you’ll be rebuked most here. “I’m saying all this in front of the Biman MD – our achievements have ended up in Biman.”