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Plan to transform Bangladesh beach questioned

Coastline of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh boasts the longest sandy beach in the world.
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2013 21:09

The coastline of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh boasts the longest sandy beach in the world.

The local tourist authority wants to transform the area into a luxury international resort.

But critics argue, this could lead to the area losing its history.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from southern Bangladesh.

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