Cox’s Bazar airport gets new passenger departure lounge
DHAKA, Dec 8, 2020 (BSS) – The newly built passenger departure lounge was opened today at the airport of beach town Cox’s Bazar to give more comfort to the local and international tourists.
“We have built the new passenger lounge for providing more comfort and facilities to the air travellersspecially for the tourists,” state minister for civil aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali said while inaugurating the lounge at the beach city.
As per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s instruction, Ali said the government has taken the initiative to turn the Cox’s Bazar airport into an international one to make the country’s most exciting tourism destination as a regional aviation hub to give a boost to the country’s travel and leisure industry.
The government is upgrading the Cox’s Bazar airport at a cost of Taka 5,179 crore that include construction of new terminal building, increasing the width of runway from 9000 feet to 12000 feet and setting up airfield ground lightening system.
The state minister expected that Cox’s Bazar would become popular destination for the tourists of India, Nepal and Bhutan after upgrading the domestic airport to an international one.
Local lawyers SaymumSorwarKomol and Asheq Ullah Rafiq, Senior secretary of civil aviation and tourism ministry M Mohibul Haque and civil aviation authority chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman also spoke at the inaugural ceremony.