The largest safari park of Asia ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park’, Gazipur opens today.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the park, said Tapan Kumar Dey, conservator of forest, wildlife and nature conservation unit of Department of Forest.
Department of Forest is implementing the project at Sripur of Gazipur on 3690 acres of area.
The project work started on June 2010 with a cost of Tk 63.99 crore though the project cost increased to Tk 263 crore in revised project in 2013.
DoF press release said they have established Core Safari on 1225 acres of area, Safari Kingdom on 566 acres of area, Biodiversity Park on 820 acres of area, Extensive Asian Safari on 769 acres of area and Bangabandhu Square on 38 acres of area.
DoF released tiger, lion, white lion, bear, maya deer, sambar deer, zebra, giraffe, wild beast, camel, emu etc to attract local and international visitors.
In the park, they have set up information and education centre, nature history museum, park office, rest room, dormitory, wild life hospital, crocodile park, lizard park, fancy duck garden, crown figent aviary, parrot aviary, dhonesh aviary, macaws land, marine aquarium, orchid house, butterfly garden, climate house, vulture corner, pending bridge, monitoring tower, fountain, tiger observation restaurant, tortoise breeding centre, eco-resort, food court, elephant show gallery, bird show gallery and child park.
After inauguration, the park will be open to all.
There is arrangement of bus and zip service for visitors.
-With New Age input