The first ever "Kuakata Mega Beach Carnival" began on Saturday with the aim to make the south-eastern sandy beach of Bangladesh familiar as a popular tourist destination both locally and internationally.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith inaugurated the three-day carnival as the chief guest through releasing balloons.
In the three-day carnival, special entertainment facilities have been organized for the tourists such as beach football, beach cricket, volleyball, kite flying, local games, water bike, ATB rides, boat rowing, beach lighting and campfire.
Moreover, adventurous tourism attractions, adventure gear shop, fire camp, BBQ, forest trekking, walking and cycle rally would also be organized to attract tourists. Closing ceremony of the carnival would be held on the night of January 16.
Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) under the supervision of tourism ministry is organizing the mega event.