Cox's Bazar

Foreign tourists to get dedicated spots in Cox’s Bazar: PM Hasina

MNA Editorial Desk: 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.

Sheikh Hasina came up with the statement while speaking at a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland, report UNB and bdnews24.com.

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 refuelling 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.

The Prime Minister arranged the briefing on the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

The briefing began around 5:00 pm at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganabhaban on Sunday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday morning from Finland, wrapping up her tri-nation visit.

She kicked off the tri-nation tour with a visit to Japan on May 28. She delivered an address at the ‘The Future of Asia’ conference in Tokyo before holding a bilateral meeting with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

During the visit, Japan signed $2.5 billion in official development assistance, or ODA, to fund several infrastructural projects in Bangladesh.

The prime minister then headed to Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit, bringing the curtains down on her four-day Japan trip.

While in the Gulf country, Hasina also performed Umrah in Makkah and visited the tomb of Prophet Muhammad in Madina.

She then departed for Finland on Jun 3 to round off the tour.

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