DHAKA, April 6, 2017 (BSS)-The government will construct another four
'eco-park' surrounding the Dhaka city with a view to developing environment of the capital, and for entertainment and checking encroachment of river banks by the land grabbers.
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said this as chief guest while inaugurating 'Eco-Park rides' developed by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) at Shyampur here today.
The government has constructed a 'Buriganga Eco-Park' on 6,684 acres on the bank of river Buriganga in 2011 after evicting the illegal land grabbers by the BIWTA, said the minister.
Vested quarters were involved in illegal construction materials business for long by occupying illegally the river banks, the boundary area of Dhaka River port at Syampur under Syampur-Kadamtali police station of Dhaka district.
Besides this, the BIWTA has also constructed 22 eco-park rides which are now being operated by a private company.
With BIWTA Chairman Commodore M Mozammel Haq in the chair, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by Syed Abu Hossen Babla, MP, Advocate Begum Sanjida Khanam, MP, and managing director of Neptune Entertainment and Amusement Company Ltd Rafiqul Islam.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)