Located inside Sindh Agriculture University, this forest will serve as public place with clean, green and pleasant atmosphere
With the efforts of Assistant Commissioner Qandeel Fatima Memon, the forest has been turned into amusement part decorating it with lights, colorful umbrellas, beautifully painted birds, pathways and benches
Hyderabad: A Mini Urban Forest has been established in Tando Jam town of District Hyderabad with a vision to create public space for providing clean, green, beautiful and secure environment to general public.
Located inside Sindh Agriculture University, the Mini Urban Forest has been established with the efforts of Assistant Commissioner Taluka Hyderabad, Ms. Qandeel Fatima Memon. The forest was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of University Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri, AIG Police Dr. Jamil Ahmed and Rawal Sharjeel Memon, son of the local MPA, on Monday March 22.
“The concept of Mini Urban Forest was conceived in December 2020 and the work started in January this year, so it took about two and half a month to achieve the goal,” she told Sindh Courier on phone.
“It’s the first public place of this sort in Taluka Hyderabad,” Ms. Qandeel Fatima told. “It’s not just a public place; it’s an experience that has not been experienced before.”
Qandeel Fatima said, “I believe giving a public space to the people of my Taluka is as essential as providing basic amenities to them. As long as I am posted here, I will ensure that this project stays and the people of this town and surrounding areas get themselves entertained.”
“This public place will serve as reminder for the people that an Assistant Commissioner named Qandeel Fatima did some sort of commendable work for them during her tenure,” she said laughingly however added, “We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agriculture University that means this place will remain open for general public to get entertained, no matter who is Vice Chancellor or who is Assistant Commissioner in future.”
“Spread over half an acre, the Mini Forest has been turned into an amusement park decorated with beautifully painted dozens of stone-and-cement-made flamingos, parrots and other birds. Some 535 umbrellas were utilized to make an umbrella roof along with 400 balls hanged in between umbrellas while numerous colorful ribbons were also used,” she said sharing the details.
“The pathways have also been made so that people can walk around and some ten benches have been put there for the people to sit and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere,” she said adding that sufficient lights have also been installed for night time.