Government Policy

Sundarban ready to welcome Danish princess

Adequate security measures have been taken in the Sundarbans under Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district as Crown Princess of Denmark Mary Elizabeth is scheduled to visit the area on April 27.

The Forest Department has imposed a ban on the entrance of visitors for April 26 and April 27 in the Sundarbans to ensure foolproof security for the Crown princes.

Already all steps have been taken and 700 police will remain deployed to ensure the security of the Crown princess.

Assistant Forest Conservator of the Sundarbans Satkhira range, MA Hasan said “Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth will come to the Sundarbans on Wednesday and she will likely travel in the Sundarbans and exchange her views with the Forest officials concerned.”

To ensure security, the Forest Department has suspended issuance of allowing visitors with passes for two days, he said.

Mostafizur Rahman, superintendent of Satkhira Police, said “Unprecedented security measures have been taken following the upcoming visit of Princess Mary. No media personnel were allowed to visit in the Sundarbans during her presence.”

Alongside police, Rab will also deploy in the area for security reasons.

The Crown Princess will visit Kultoli village to meet climate vulnerable community members.

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She will visit multipurpose cyclone shelter in the nearby community, meet its management committee and learn about its functionality during cyclone.

She will talk to community members close behind the embankment about vulnerability, loss and damages caused by cyclones.

The Crown Princess will avail of a boat ride to the Sundarbans and will have interaction with the forest officials during a 15 minute-walk through the World Heritage Site discussing biodiversity and salt water intrusion in the Sundarbans.

She is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Istanbul on Wednesday night.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received Crown Princess of Denmark Mary Elizabeth who arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit.