Tourism industry resumes operation in Cox's bazar

Published : 17 Aug 2020 05:06 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 09:47 PM

ox's Bazar Correspondent

Tourism industry in Cox's Bazar resumes operation from Monday (Aug-17)morning. There was a ban in the entrance of any tourist at the sea-beach of Cox's bazar from May-5 last due to Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, all tourist centres, hotels, motels, restaurants and the Burmese shops also remained closed. 

Cox's bazar district administration at a meeting took the decision to reopen tourism industries of Cox's Bazaar by following the health rules on August-5. In spite of an unfavourable climatic condition, many tourists have already expressed their willingness to travel to Cox's bazaar and have booked rooms in the hotels and motels.   

Meanwhile, a large number of tourists and local people are seen to visit Cox's Bazaar sea-beach from after the Eid-ul-Azha. Many of those tourists informed, they became utterly uneasy in staying inside their house for a long time that is why they arrived at the sea-beach with their family members. 

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Additional Superintendent of Tourist Police of Cox's Bazar informed, some tourists have already started to arrive and visiting sea-beaches. The Tourist Police, however, making the tourists aware of following the health rules. 

Kamal Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Cox's Bazaar informed,' nearly two lakh people are involved with the tourism industry in Cox's Bazaar. In accordance with the speech of the Prime Minister and thinking of the lives and livelihood of so many people, the decision has been taken to reopen tourism industry formally in a limited scale from Monday but the health rules and the social distancing must the strictly maintained.