Cox's Bazar beach to be opened from August 17

Published : 06 Aug 2020 11:58 AM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 06:59 PM

After a long five-month shutdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, Cox's Bazar beaches, hotels and motels will be reopened on limited condition from August 17.

The decision was taken at a virtual meeting of the district administration's tourism cell on Wednesday night (August 5), Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamal Hossain said that more than 450 hotels, motels, resorts, thousands of Burmese shops and more than 500 restaurants in Cox's Bazar had been closed for a long time due to the Coronavirus situation. Due to which more than one lakh employees-officers associated with the tourism business went into unemployed or compulsory leave.

Earlier on August 1, a committee was formed under the leadership of Imran Zahid Khan, executive magistrate in charge of the tourism cell of the district administration, to open the tourism centers.

Due to the coronavirus, the administration has ordered to close the tourist centers of the district including Cox's Bazar beach and hotels and motels from March 16.