Islamabad: The Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has formally inaugurated the Bird Aviary at Lake View Park here on Wednesday. This project was initiated by the Capital Development Authority CDA for the entertainment of the general public visit the Lake View Park on daily basis.
PM Raja Pervez Ashraf after formal inauguration and visited different sections of the Bird Aviary and took keen interest in various species of birds. Prime Minister appreciated the performances of CDA for providing unique recreational projects for the peoples of all ages and said CDA should plan more entertainment, recreational and amusement facilities for the residents and visitors of the capital city.
Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz apprised the Prime Minister about the project that Bird Aviary consists of 1200 different species of birds including species of parrots, pigeons, doves, partridges, pheasants, peacock, swan, crane, ducks and geese etc out of which 65 species are of rare kind.
He said that the Bird Aviary is of unique kind in the subcontinent where birds have been provided natural environment, adding that these birds are rich source of entertainment and amusement for the visitors. He said that the Aviary has been established in an area of 3.8 acres with a bird watching tower and a pond. A small dispensary for healthcare of the birds and first aid post is also working round the clock. He said that CDA has also established Souvenir pet and birds’ chicks selling shop. A hanging bridge has also erected. While a facility of Tuck Shop is also available for refreshment purpose in the aviary, he added.
Chairman CDA further said that people from the twin cities of Rawalpindi/ Islamabad and from other cities of the country visit the Lake View Park for entertainment and amusement purpose adding that people especially children would enjoy the added facility of bird aviary.
Member Environment Dr. Kazim Niaz, Member Engineering Sanaullah Aman and other officers of the authority were also present on the occasion.