Monday, June 28, 2004

Stringent law to protect Bhawal park suggested

A high-powered committee on Bhawal National Park has recommended stringent legislation aimed to conserve this natural forest and its rich biodiversity, considered vial for preserving the ecosystem of the region including Dhaka.

Proper enforcement of all previous government orders and gazette notifications relating to the forest must be ensured, it stressed.

The committee suggested a ban on any constructions or setting up of commercial and other establishments on privately owned land in the 2,572-acre core area of the national park in the 11,252.88-acre Bhawal forest.

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