Print Edition - 2014-04-24 | News
Pokhara to house biodiversity park
Apr 23, 2014-
Kathmandu-based Nagraj Engineers and Builders and Pokhara-based Manoj Nirman Sewa and Anish and Aashish Contractor Company have been contracted to complete construction works at the cost of Rs 39 million. Chhetri said construction of the park is aimed at conserving the national forest and wildlife and promoting tourism. He said the DPR has proposed Rs 890 million to complete the park that will have small zoo, botanical garden, international botanical museum and a children’s park.
The forest, which is spread in around 165 hectares of land, is home to 200 species of plants and animals. Madhav Prasad Baral, assistant forest officer at the District Forest Office, envisioned the plan to construct the park around six years ago. “Besides conserving the forest and wildlife, the park will be a new destination to study and research activities,” Baral said. It will also provide sources of income for local people, he added.
Published: 24-04-2014 08:23