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10 guidelines for tourists in Cox’s Bazar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Holidaymakers at Cox’s Bazar sea beach have been asked to follow some certain guidelines to remain safe while bathing in the world’s longest unbroken sea beach.

Local district administration issued the instructions amid a rise in the number of deaths of tourists drowning into the sea water. Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar Dr Md Mamunur Rashid unveiled the instructions while inaugurating a 10-day long awareness campaign at Sugandha Point on the beach on Friday morning.

Tourists at the beaches are requested to use life jacket when going into the sea water if they do not know how to swim and not to bath in the areas where red flags are hoisted.  They strictly instructed to follow the directives of the life guards in the sea beach areas and not to step into the sea water after 5:00pm. Tourists must know about the current weather conditions, including tides, and they cannot go to the beach except the locations designated by lifeguards.

Strong currents and hidden holes can form in the sea at any moment. Therefore, for their own safety, the holidaymakers have to step into the sea water through the areas stipulated by duty lifeguards.

Additional District Magistrate Abu Sufian, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) Zahid Iqbal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Human Resources) Nasim Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Bibhishan Kanti Das, executive magistrate of the district administration (tourism Cell), tour operators, fire service officials and members of various organisations, among others, were present in the programme.