Sunday, 5 December, 2021

Moulvibazar safari park project gets environmental clearance

Moulvibazar safari park project gets environmental clearance

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The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry has approved a feasibility study report for setting up Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park at Juri in Moulvibazar. 

The approval came from a meeting held at the conference room of the ministry today with Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin in the chair, a ministry press release said.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahab Uddin said many places of the proposed safari park have been encroached. If the safari park is built there, none will be able to enter it illegally and thus hills and biodiversity will be protected, he said.

The minister said necessary allocations have been given for the relocation of 37 families living in the 270-acre safari park area of Jorichora and Lalchara villages of Lathitila. 

He directed the authorities concerned to complete the master plan and preparation of DPP of the safari park to be constructed after the name of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by December. 

Secretary of the ministry Md Mostafa Kamal, additional secretary (administration) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, additional secretary (development) Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, additional secretary Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, additional secretary Keya Khan, chief conservator of forests Md Amir Hosain Chowdhury and Feasibility Study Committee team leader Tapan Kumar Dey were, among others, present at the meeting.