Unprecedented security measures have been taken at the tourist
areas of Cox's Bazar after the start of the Operation Clean Heart.
harassing tourists, piracy or smuggling have been unheard of since
of the army drive. As a result of the army led anti-terrorism
drive the face of the town has changed much like the rest of the
country. Fights over shrimp farms, road robbery, extortion and
terrorist activities have stopped since the army took to the streets.
Even though the inflow of tourists at the start of winter this
year is lower than usual because of Ramzan, hotel owners expect
a large number of tourists right after eid. They have been encouraged
by the large number of bookings and good security measure in town.
Terrorism in the town was lower in the past year than other years
but it has gone down even further after the start of the army
drive. Security at the beaches has been unprecedented. A police
watch tower has been set up at the beach. Touts have disappeared.
Vendors at the beach have been provided with ID cards to increase