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To make space for a resort, a large paraban forest next to Marine Drive in Cox’s Bazar is being destroyed.

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A vast paraban forest adjacent to Marine Drive in Cox’s Bazar is being cleared to make way for a resort. The initial phase involves using excavators to dig lakes, resulting in the destruction of at least 20,000 Bain and Keora trees in the past month. Environmentalists have raised concerns about the removal of soil and the construction of roads and borders within the forest. 
According to sources, for the past few months, a company named Kingshuk Farms Limited has been desolated parabon forests in Ramu.During a recent field visit to the area, it was discovered that the paraban forest is rich in biodiversity, featuring many large species of trees such as pine and keora. However, due to the excavation, all the trees and soil in the paraban forest are being uprooted. The forest covers an estimated 10-12 acres of land.According to Ramu Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Fahmida Mustafa, she recently visited the Paraban forest and witnessed the devastation firsthand. She emphasized that the act of walling off the area and destroying the forest is a punishable offense under environmental law.