PM to inaugurate Bio-diversity park
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
23rd September 2012 09:43 AM
The state is all set to host the prestigious World Bio-diversity Conference, scheduled to be held from October 1 to 19. The government is taking every step to make it a memorable event, said forest minister S Vijayarama Raju and information and public relation minister DK Aruna.
Briefing the mediapersons on Saturday, Raju said “The heads of at least 10 countries and ministers of environment and forest from around 60 countries will participate.”
He said the meet will be held in three parts: the first, Meeting of Parties, will be held from October 1 to 5. After a break of two days, the second part will begin from October 8 to 16. On October 15 and 16, mayors from around 400 cities will have meeting at the conference.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the Bio-Diversity Park, which is to come up on 15 acres of land along with pylon, on October 16. The works have been entrusted to the AP Industrial Infrastructure Cooperation and `2.75 crore allocated for the same. Of the 15 acres, two acres will have 400 saplings of rare and endangered species of fauna that will be planted by various dignitaries attending the world conference,” Raju said.
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