Ansar Ahmed Ullah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: The British High Commission in Bangladesh have placed digital messaging boards at Dhaka and Sylhet airport. The boards will display essential information on the UK’s consular assistance for British nationals and useful advice for British nationals who are travelling to Bangladesh.
The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, HE Robert Chatterton Dickson inaugurated the digital messaging boards in Dhaka Airport.
The British High Commission in Bangladesh, in collaboration with Civil Aviation Authority in Bangladesh, has placed digital messaging boards in the arrival areas of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and International and Domestic arrivals at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. HE Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh, along with Group Captain Abu Sayeed Mehboob Khan, Airport Director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, inaugurated the digital messaging boards.
These digital messaging boards in Dhaka and Sylhet international airports will display essential information on the UK’s consular assistance for British nationals, emergency helpline 999, and useful advice for British nationals who are travelling to Bangladesh. While inaugurating the boards HE Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh thanked the Civil Aviation Authority in Bangladesh for their co-operation.
The High Commissioner stated, “Over 100,000 British nationals travel to and from Bangladesh each year and most of the visits are trouble free.” He added, “Our Consular team provides assistance to British nationals in a wide range of issues, the level and type of assistance we offer is tailored to the individual circumstances of each case.” As an advice to the British nationals visiting Bangladesh, the High Commissioner stressed on having comprehensive travel insurance which will help pay for any medical emergency or additional flights if as a result their travel plans have to change.
The initiative of placing digital messaging board is a part of the British High Commission’s ongoing consular assistance for British nationals. The assistance from consular section includes providing emergency travel documents to British nationals in urgent need of travel and helping to contact friends and family in the UK, necessary support to the victims of forced marriages or any British national who got arrested or detained in Bangladesh, and supporting grieving families so that they can cope with a bereavement.