The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a masterplan for the development of Madhabkunda Ecopark.

The approval came in a meeting of the ministry at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin said the masterplan had been approved for the overall development of the eco-park by increasing biodiversity conservation, sustainable management and recreational facilities there. 

The number of visitors at the park would undoubtedly increase after the implementation of the plan, he added.

On the basis of land use and management, the areas would be divided into three zones, the minister said.

The total area of the forest conservation zone will be 925 acres. The establishment of an ecotourism zone with various facilities, including an information centre and a museum, has also been proposed. The area of the ecotourism zone in the park will be 3.96 acres.

Under the masterplan, a cable car will be installed for visitors to Madhabkund.  

In addition, a foot trail near the waterfall, an ethnographic museum, a mosque, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a canopy rest area with seating and 5 souvenir shops will be built in the main park. 

In addition, there will be a waste management plant, central bus and car parking, children’s corner and light vehicle parking along with the rehabilitation of existing facilities.

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