Padma riverbank turns tourist spot in Rajshahi

15 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: The Padma riverbank adjacent to the Shaheb Bazar area of the divisional town has turned into an attractive tourist and recreational spot as the Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) recently implemented a beautification project there.

Under the project amusement spots, open stage, gallery, park, bridge, walkway and other need-based infrastructures were constructed, reports BSS.

Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while talking to the journalists after inaugurating two newly constructed over-bridges on the riverbank adjacent to the heart of the city on Saturday. The city corporation has built the bridges with attractive decoration and colour at a cost of around Taka 98.16 lakh for ensuring visitors’ movement comfortable.

Liton expressed his firm resolve to restore the scenic beauty of the river bank and enhance the cleanliness drive in the area to facilitate large numbers of people to enjoy their visit in a comfortable atmosphere.

He said the new infrastructure and facilities are encouraging an increased number of people to pass their leisure with families and friends enjoying the beauty of the Padma. Borokuthi river bank and Lalon Shah River Resort were also decorated with a new look to attract more visitors and facilitate the cultural organisations to arrange various programmes.

to attract the visitors.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has also implemented a riverbank protection project adjacent to the city under which protection works on 2,650 metre areas from Bulanpur to Harupur.

Superintending Engineer Mukhlesur Rahman said river protection works from Harupur to Sonaikandi were completed to protect more than 5.0 km area from erosion.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park is also being constructed near the protected area; he said adding that the entire area has become an amusement park upon successful completion of the 5.0km bank protection work.

Apart from this, Rajshahi city has got a new look amid a massive plantation of fruit and forest trees and decorative plants and trees and other beautification works drawing the attention of the commoners, particularly the visitors.

Some 32,446 trees were planted besides creating scores of green zones. Tree plantation activities on vacant places, road dividers and footpaths were conducted. 6,000 flower and other ornamental and decorative tree saplings were already planted, he added.

Now, road dividers and islands on around 24-kilometer roads including the Bilsimla-Kasiadanga road in the city have been green. Varieties of decorative and beautification trees were planted on the dividers, islands and footpaths of the city’s main roads.