31 at Cox’s Bazar: Strict ban on outdoor events, but hotels are buzzing

There will be no event to welcome the year 2022 held outdoors at Cox’s Bazar.

This time, law enforcement took extra precautions to ensure the safety of tourists at Cox’s Bazar.

In addition, the district administration has formed a special monitoring cell to maintain discipline in the tourist pole. The tourism police have also taken several security measures to ensure the safety of tourists.

However, people from different parts of the country will visit Cox’s Bazar to enjoy the last sunset of 2021, as well as the first sunrise of 2022, and various events will be held indoors at different hotels to welcome the New Year 2022. .

Meanwhile, Abul Kashem Sikder, general secretary of the Cox’s Bazar Hotel Motel guesthouse owners association, said 70-80% of rooms have been booked so far this year on the occasion of the “31st night”.

No events will be held on the beach as the government prohibits holding events outside. So this time, tourist arrivals at Cox’s Bazar will not be as expected, Abul Kashem said.

At the same time, hotels, motels and guest houses this time offer a special discount on the occasion of the celebration of the New Year. In addition, they will allow tourists to exceed the capacity of each room and no additional money will be taken for this. All rooms are booked at a reasonable price, he added.

He also urged tourists not to book the hotel room through a broker.

Chattogram Division Tourist Police Additional DIG Mohammad Moslemuddin said the Tourist Police are working for overall security at Cox’s Bazar.

However, the number of tourism police officers deployed to Cox’s Bazar is somewhat insufficient. Instead of 250, there are now 208 police officers deployed in the area. The police administration is working to ensure a deployment of 250 people to provide adequate security and services to tourists throughout the season, including the thirty-first night.

Welcoming tourists to Cox’s Bazar, Deputy Commissioner Md Mamunur Rashid said Cox’s Bazar was generally crowded with tourists on every special day, including the “thirty-first night”.

The necessary decisions and preparations were taken in multiple meetings with all parties concerned to improve the quality of service to tourists and ensure maximum safety. The follow-up committee will monitor the situation around the clock, the DC added.

He also said that no one would be allowed to host an event outside in accordance with the ban.

This time, the police are also on alert after the recent rape of a married tourist in the heart of the tourist district.