Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Monday said that the government has decided to set up an eco-park at the eastern side of the Buriganga River evicting all illegal establishments throughout the shoreline of the river.
The Minister made the remark while briefing reporters about the outcome of an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Ministry on ensuring water flow in the Boral River removing its dam in various points. Shajahan Khan chaired the meeting while State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, State Minister for Water Resources Nazrul Islam, Shipping Secretary Shafique Alam Mehdi, National River Protection Commission Chairman Ataharul Islam and BIWTA Chairman Comodor Mozammel Haque attended the meeting.
After the meeting, Shajahan Khan said that despite continuous eviction drive at the river shore, a section of land grabbers are occupying government lands across the shoreline of the river. In this situation, the government is planning to establish eco-park at the eastern side of the Buriganga.
"The length of eco-park would be around 2.5km. The government is already constructing walk-ways across the river bank. As a result, the eco-park and walk-ways would be used for the city dwellers as a source of fresh air and morning and evening walk," he added.