Nagarban Park inaugurated


Bhaktapur, Aug 10: Secretary Udaya Chandra Thakur of the Ministry for Forest today inaugurated the Bandevi Nagarban Park located at the Shankhadhar intersection of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality – 13.
At a programme organized jointly by District Forest Office-Bhaktapur, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and Balkumari Bishnuvir Community Forest Users Committee on the occasion of First Community Forest Day here, Secretary Thakur said the government has advanced a policy to build parks in every town.
“Forest parks can be made recreation centers for tourists and a play ground for children where they can learn and play; the ministry is ready to support this venture,” Thakur said.
Referencing the country’s present struggle with floods and landslides, Thakur added that the Ministry was expediting efforts to conserve the forest area to control landslides while turning it into a source of income.
District Forest Official, Surya Kant Sigdel, said one hectare (20 ropanis) of land out of 8.24 hectares of forest land would be turned into the park. RSS

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