Cox’s Bazar–Tekhnaf Marine Drive is the world longest marine drive that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 6, 2017. The marine drive is 80 km long highway road from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf besides the Bay of Bengal. It is another success of the Bangladesh Awami League government because the project finally turned into success underwent some difficulties since 1989.
In 1993, the erstwhile government took the project 48 km long marine drive but after building the two-kilometer road, construction work had been stopped. Later the road disappeared due to the strong stream. Then resume the construction in 1995 and the job was given to the Bangladesh Army, unfortunately, the project’s work also remained to stop for several years.
In 2008, the construction’s work started again and planned to complete in 2018. Bangladesh Army conducted the construction work under the supervision of Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department costing money around 1,050 crores.
It is a rare case in Bangladesh that a project has completed before the deadline. One year earlier the project completed in 2017 and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it on May 6, 2017. The marine drive is very nice looking to enchanting anyone. It is situated beside the seashore that increases its beauty widely.