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Sheikh Rasel Eco Park, model of southern region

 Farzana Alam, Khulna Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 03:14 PM, 24 February 2018  

Amin ul Ahsan, Deputy Commissioner of Khulna visited the place of Sheikh Russell Eco Park

Amin ul Ahsan, Deputy Commissioner of Khulna visited the place of Sheikh Russell Eco Park

Development work of Sheikh Russel Eco park is progressing rapidly in Mathabhanga area of Batiaghata Upazila in Khulna. The border of the park was surrounded by 450 pillars, after the acquisition of land. Now the sand filling work is going on.

The park, which located on the bank of the Rupsa river, will be one of the places of entertainment of the area. It will be a model park in the southern part of the country. The authorities expected that the construction work of the park will be completed before 2019.

Batiaghata Upazila Parishad and administration are providing full support to the ongoing development work under the overall supervision of Khulna District Administration.

Sheikh Russell Eco park is located on the bank beside a privately-built `Vooter Adda` park on the southern side of Rupsha Bridge in Khulna. The place was set up almost one and a half year ago to establish the park. It is 2100 feet long and 950 feet wide.

The government initially allocated six and a half lakh taka for the park. Later, the Batiaghata Upazila Parishad allocated Tk 20 lakh for sand filling in the place and continuous work.

It is to be noted that the government has decided to build an economic zone in Batiaghata in the southern region. Eco Park is the first step of the plan. The park is being built in Mathabhanga, just 1.5 km south of Rupsa Bridge.

There are some exceptional rides in the park where older people can also take part in the entertainment. The moving swing will be made on the Rupsa river. Apart from this, there will be established high-quality rides for children and women.

Even though the construction work of eco-park is ongoing, hundreds of visitors are crowded every day to see the beautiful scenes in the park. They returned home after seeing the sunrise and sunset.

Debashish Chowdhury, UNO of Batiaghata Upazila, said Sheikh Rasel Eco park will be a star to build Batiaghata Upazila as a model Upazila. Batiaghata`s reputation will spread across the country through the park. We will try our best to maintain the quality of the work.

Ashraful Alam Khan, Batiaghata Upazila Chairman, said that we gave Tk 20 lakh for sand filling in the park on behalf of the council to keep the work going on.

Around 35 to 40 percent work of the park has already completed, said Abu Sayed Mohammad Manzur Alam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) in Khulna.