'Steps underway to enhance beauty of Ramna Park'

‘Steps underway to enhance beauty of Ramna Park’


Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain today said the government will take massive initiatives for enhancing the beauty of Ramna Park planting saplings of rare varieties of trees and developing modern facilities for visitors.”We have taken recommendations from stakeholders, including environmentalists, architects and visitors, on how to protect Ramna Park by enhancing its splendor and maintaining glorious tradition,” he told a meeting at Ramna Restaurant at Ramna Park here.Housing and Public Works Secretary Md Shahidullah Khandaker, Chief Engineer of Directorate of Public Works Md Hafizur Rahman, eminent botanist Prof Dwijen Sharma and Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolen Shahjahan Mridha, among others, addressed the meeting.

Architect Tughlaq Azad of Samannay Architects and Sub-Divisional Officer of Arboriculture of Ministry of Housing and Public Works Kazi Md Abu Sayeed made separate presentations on Ramna Park highlighting different aspects for increasing the beauty and protecting biodiversity of the park.Mosharraf said, “We will plant saplings of different species of flowers, trees and other rare indigenous varieties to attract both local and international visitors.”Ramna Park will be made a modern recreational area by developing necessary infrastructures in line with international standard, he added.The minister said, “We will cut down some wood and fruit-bearing trees to plant saplings of those trees, which will increase the beauty of Ramna Park.”Alongside beautification initiatives, he said, the government will step up security at Ramna Park to make it more visitor-friendly. “Except Pahela Boishakh programme, the authorities have banned all sorts of programmes inside Ramna Park to ward off any harmful impact on the park,” Mosharraf added.In his presentation, Tughlaq Azad said Bangladesh is a downstream country, which is famous for its huge number of rivers, wetlands and marshlands where different kinds of flowers, including water lily(shapla), are conspicuous.”We know different colours of water lily are grown in wetlands across the country. We can plant saplings of different verities of water lily in the lake of Ramna Park which will increase the beauty of the park,” he added.”In a presentation at a meeting earlier I made a recommendation to set up two livable spots at Ramna Park for various species of birds,” Tughlaq Azad added.


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