Bandarban district administration has further extended the temporary ban on tourism in Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas till November 20 as part of high security measures.
A public notice in this regard was issued from Bandarban Deputy Commissioner’s office on Wednesday upon receiving a letter from Bandarban Cantonment.
Meanwhile, the travel ban on Thanchi upazila has been lifted, it added.
Taking into consideration the safety of tourists, the travel ban on domestic and foreign tourists has been extended in the two upazilas, said the notice signed by Yasmin Parvin Tibriji, Bandarban Deputy Commissioner.
This is the seventh time that such restriction has been extended for the safety of tourists amid anti-militancy drive in the district’s remote forested areas.
On November 12, the ban on tourism in the three upazilas was extended till today.
On November 8, the restriction was lifted from Alikadam upazila.
The administration imposed the temporary restriction on visitors in Ruma and Rowangchhari upazilas on October 18.
Later on October 23, the local administration discouraged tourists from traveling to Thanchi and Alikadam upazilas due to the same reason.
From October 10, law enforcement agencies started a joint drive against the underground extremists and criminals in the district.
Source: United News of Bangladesh