Cox’s Bazar sea beach to reopen
Published: 07:46 PM, 6 August 2020
Cox's Bazar sea beach will reopen from August 17 on a limited scale. After being closed for about five months, the world's longest natural sea beach will be open to tourists again. The decision was made at a meeting of the tourist cell of the Cox's Bazar district administration on Wednesday night.
Cox's Bazar DC Md Kamal Hossain confirmed the matter to the media.
Following the request of several organizations related to the tourism sector in Cox's Bazar, a committee was formed on August 1 to open tourism spots and recreation centres under the leadership of Imran Zahid Khan, Executive Magistrate in charge of the tourist cell of the district administration.
All hotel-motels and tourist spots have been closed since March 18 as per the decision of a committee formed following the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Cox's Bazar DC Md Kamal said that the administration has decided to reopen sea beaches, tourist spots and hotels-motels in Cox’s Bazar municipality area on a limited scale. However, the beaches and tourist spots in the rest of Cox’s Bazar district will remain closed until further order.
He further said that in consultation with the members of the tourist cell, the administration has prepared guidelines and health directives in line with the government’s instructions to ensure the safety of tourists.
The local administration in cooperation of the tourist cell will monitor the implementation of the guidelines. Action will be taken if anyone violates the instructions, the DC added.