Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again surprised the nation by brooking protocols as she touched the wave and enjoyed the beauty of Cox’s Bazar, the longest and unbroken sandy beach in the world. She enjoyed every bit of the time she spent walking against the wave of the Bay of Bengal with her entourage.
She later said that she had visited Cox’s Bazar beach with her parents in 1962 and 1964.
Informing that Cox’s Bazar was one of the favourite tourist destinations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Prime Minister said, “We want to develop the country in the same way my father wished to.”
“My father spoke about his various plans regarding the sea beach … I dream of making the sea beach more attractive and I am determined to make the dream a reality,” she said.
The Premier opined that the aesthetic marine drive will unlock the potentials of the region enabling people to uplift their socio-economic status and enjoy the natural beauty.
“People will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature alongside improving their socio-economic condition,” she said.
Stating that new potentials of tourism have opened up with the inauguration of the driveway, Sheikh Hasina said, “The driveway will attract not only huge domestic tourists but also foreign ones and will help accelerate the socio-economic development of the district.”
Underlining the fact that Cox’s Bazar sea beach is the longest sandy sea beach of the world, she said, “The government has undertaken a number of projects to make Cox’s Bazar even more attractive. To make road journeys more comfortable for tourists, the government has decided to turn Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Road into a four-lane one.”
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Army Chief General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haq and Bridge Division Secretary MAN Siddique also spoke on the occasion.
A candid picture of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina taking a stroll down the Cox’s Bazar sea beach posted on Facebook.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the world’s longest 80km marine drive from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf.
This photo of the Prime Minister enjoying her barefoot walk on the sea beach went viral in social media.