Mawa Ghat becomes a tourist spot
March 08, 2021
People throng to the bank of Padma River at Mawa Ghat in Munshiganj every weekend as it has become a new hub for domestic tourism due to construction of Padma Bridge. This snapshot taken on Saturday shows children playing with toys by the river
People and children used to go to Mawa Ghat area to buy Hilsa fish. But after the construction of the Padma Bridge, the number of visitors increased day by day to have a glimpse of the bridge.
Padma Bridge is recognized as the new hub of tourist attraction and tourism.
Besides the benefits of industry, trade, housing, fishing, agro-economy, the chars (shoals) that have arisen on the banks of the Padma have ample opportunity to become tourist sites planned like the Maldives.
Other than that, hotels, motels, parks and recreation centers may be built on both sides of the river.
A resident of a nearby village of Padma said the site practically appears as a tourist center with people from different regions coming here to enjoy the beauty of nature as well as to witness the process of building the bridge.
A fourth-grade student, Aniya Rahman, said she comes here with her parents for fun. She is very happy to come here. She plays here, rowing and finally having a Hilsa fish egg. She wants to come back here.
Meanwhile, expressway convenience store owner Md Chunnu Miah said he plans to set up modern restaurants on the south bank of the river. They expect the booming tourism industry to generate job opportunities and boost economic activities.
Many entrepreneurs have already purchased hundreds of bighas of land. There will be large hotels and motels, parks and tourist spots. As a result, educated and semi-educated unemployed youth will be employed in our region. Our way of life will change.”
On the other hand, the government is also setting up a Padma Bridge Animal Museum in the Dogachhi Service Area of the Padma Bridge. The concerned authority is very optimistic to enrich the museum.
Initiatives have been taken to save 5,000 animal specimens in the museum. It should also open to the public soon.