LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Forests Malik Muhammad Asif Awan has said that maximum resources would be utilised to restore the beauty of Changa Manga Forest. He said this while his visit to Chnga Manga Forest.

The minister said modern recreational facilities would be provided at Changa Manga Park under private-public partnership for attracting tourists.

The Minister expressed his concern over the removal of agricultural fields over 250 acre land at the entrance of Changa Manga Forest and non-utilisation of the funds allocated for tree plantation and directed the officials concerned to provide details of the funds.

The minister directed that the swimming pool of the park should be restored and its depth should be reduced to ensure safety of swimmers.

He said the land of Changa Manga would be recovered from illegal occupants at any cost and an operation would be launched for this purpose.

The minister said a project was being considered for setting up chairlift in the park and modernising visitors’ train. He directed the officials to remove weeds cultivated over four thousand acres land in Changa Manga and plant trees at their place. He also directed the officials to prepare a summary for filling of vacancies lying vacant due to retirement of officials.