<i>Tk 70cr project to develop Kuakata undertaken</i>
The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has taken up a Tk 70 crore Kuakata development project to make the sea beach more attractive to tourists of home and abroad, BPC and Kuakata Parjatan motel sources said.
The BPC has called a bid to this effect, they said.
A two-year project involving Tk 1,000 lakh for infrastructure development including renovation of two Buddhist temples, development of a youth tourist centre, construction of a motel and purchase of modern transport vehicles has been undertaken, Khalid-Bin-Majid, deputy Manager of BPC said.
Another project costing Tk 6,000 lakh includes construction of three bridges and a motel in Barisal town, sources said.
The project proposal has already been completed.
The Public Works Department will renovate the Buddhist temples. Rest of the work includes construction of a 100-bed motel, 200-bed youth tourist centre and purchase of two air-conditioned luxury tourist buses.
After completion the work, Kuakata, situated about 72 Kilometre south of Patuakhali district town, will be more attractive to the tourists of home and abroad, Faruquzzaman, maneger of Kuakata Parjatan Motel said.
The scenic beauty of Kuakata has already attracted many foreign and Bangladeshi tourists. Sunrise and sunset are distinctly visible at the sea the beach.