|Published : 30 Nov 2016, 10:07:57 | Updated : 30 Nov 2016, 10:23:42|
Rajeshpur eco-park falls apart, loses out on tourism
Despite being part of the last bit of serene subtropical forest in Comilla district, Rajeshpur Eco-Park is failing to attract tourists at present as it did before due to security concerns and lack of maintenance.
The park was established on 587.89 acres of Sal forest along Dhaka-Chittagong highway, 16 km off the district town.
During a recent visit to the park, it was found that most of the amusement installations, including the statue of wild animals, slippers and swing chairs, have fallen apart.
Most of the shops outside the park were found closed due to low turnout.
Visitors are facing water crisis as there is no water management by the park authorities.
Palsh Chowdhury of Jagapur village, a visitor, said people are reluctant to visit the area over security concerns.
MA Awal, contractor of Rajeshpur Eco-Park, also stressed the need for taking adequate security measures for the park area.
He recommended setting up a boundary wall and a watch tower in the area, according to a news agency.