Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi’s first Miyawaki forest will open for tourists and families in October, a news source reported on Sunday (August 15). The forest is located on Rialto Chowk, Murree Road; it has been planted with 8,500 plants of 40 species.
The plantation process in the forest was completed in April with financial assistance from traders, business community and industry associations, and donations made by emigrants from the USA. Reportedly, the plants have grown to a significant height of up to 10 feet. The monsoon rain spell has triggered the plants’ growth. In order for the birds to make this jungle their habitat, artificial nests will be placed.
Furthermore, the chairman stated that traditional fruit trees from the Pothohar area have been planted in the Miyawaki forest and would start bearing fruit by 2022. He further stated that the forest beautification project, as well as the construction of a walking track and installation of benches donated by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce President Nasir Mirza, will be completed soon.