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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Bangladesh yesterday launched a map containing details of Dhaka's historical places to celebrate the city's 400th founding anniversary.

The map will help promote the cultural heritage of the city, said Steve Banner, CEO of HSBC Bangladesh, at the launching ceremony in the capital.

He said the map highlighted the city's historical places and great architectural works that would help the tourists and the next generations learn more about the city's history.

Babu Ahmed, the map's designer and researcher, said the map has been planned in such a way that it will preserve the history and heritage of the city, and will help lure foreign tourists.

The map that was designed at a cost of Tk 6 lakh contains details of 58 architectural works of historic importance, most of which were built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The bank also sponsored seminar, photography exhibition and drama programmes in July to celebrate 400 years of Dhaka city.

The price of the map is Tk 100 and is available at Etcetera, Words and Pages, and in HSBC head office.

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