Alexa Tourists unhappy over Teknaf`s odor-pollution

Dhaka, Saturday   21 September 2019


Tourists unhappy over Teknaf`s odor-pollution

 Farhad Amin, Teknaf

 Published: 10:31 PM, 18 August 2019   Updated: 10:31 PM, 18 August 2019

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Tourists and locals have expressed their anger as the situation of Teknaf beach located in Cox's Bazar is not good. Carcasses are found here and there on the beach. It seems almost impossible to survive there for tourists and locals due to ill-smelling and pollution.

The first-hand source reported on Sunday that the carcasses were found lying between the Geo bag and the block. Half a kilometer away, two more carcasses are lying in the Tulatoli and Lambori areas. This is not the end here. There is coir, packets, plastics spread on various beaches.

A cattle trader said, “Some cows died this year when they were brought from Myanmar. On Saturday 33 cows died in a trawler. Traveler workers dumped those cows into the sea.”

Local residents said that the animals were brought by boat from Myanmar before the Eid. They dumped the dead animals in the sea. Those beasts floated on the beach.

Monirul Islam, a manager of a private bank in Dhaka said, “I came to Teknaf for the fourth time. It is always a matter of pleasure for me to visit the beach but this time the situation is totally different. We can’t stay in any place on the beach due to ill-smelling.”

People at the beach said that garbage in the surrounding shops was dumped on the beach. The fishermen clean the nets on the beach. Dead fish trapped in a net are dumped on the shelf. The fish also caused ill-smelling.

Abdur Rashid, a fisherman at Moheshkhaliapara point of the beach said that after catching fish I clean the crabs and fishes caught in the net. Dogs eat some of the parts of the fish and the rest are swamped by the tide. So there is no reason to put it away.

The fishermen acknowledged that the ill-smelling caused by the fish being dumped on the beach.

Cox's Bazar Forest and Environmental Protection Council President Deepak Sharma Dipu said, “The dead bodies of animals are thus a threat to public health. The germs can spread from these bodies. It is important to grave these bodies on the ground.”

UNO Rabiul Hasan said that steps were being taken to grave all the bodies on the ground.