Published:  12:51 AM, 10 June 2019

Some spots in Cox's Bazar to be dedicated to foreign tourists: PM

Some spots in Cox's Bazar to be dedicated to foreign tourists: PM Tourists were enjoying their Eid holidays in Cox's Bazar with friends and family. -AA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government has a plan to dedicate some tourist spots in Cox's Bazar exclusively to foreign tourists."We've a plan to dedicate some tourist spots in Cox's Bazar exclusively to foreign tourists. If we can do this, the tourism sector will flourish," she said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this while speaking at a press conference at her official residence Ganobhaban about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.Turning to Cox's Bazar Airport, she said, "We've taken steps to upgrade Cox's Bazar airport to international standard and work is going to connect it with global routes."

There will be a refueling station in Cox's Bazar and the flights of international routes will not only refuel here but also see the beauty of the sea beach if it could be developed properly, Hasina said.The 127-km sandy beach, which has special significance to tourists, will be developed, she said.

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