Tuesday, June 8, 2004

'Turn Nil Sagar into a sanctuary of birds'

Nil Sagar can be turned into a sanctuary of birds through plantation of saplings of bird-friendly trees like mango, jack-fruit, blackberry and guava around the tourist spot.

State Minister for Education and Minister-in-Charge of Nilphamari district ANM Ehsanul Huq Milon told this while visiting the Nil Sagar area on Sunday afternoon.

During his visit to the area he also directed the district administration to take special measures to plant saplings of bird-friendly trees there. His entourage included the secratary general of EAB (Engineers' Association of Bangladesh) Shahrin Islam Tuhin.

The state minister expressed his displeasure when he saw that many old trees were already vanished. Local journalists who were accompanying him to Nil Sagar made him aware that the site developers ignored the environmental aspects of the attractive spot since the beginning of the project work in early 2001. As a result it could not be turned into a sanctuary of birds.

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