An inter-ministerial meeting on Sunday decided to formulate a master plan for development and protection of bio-diversity of St Martin''s Island.
The meeting was held in the conference room of the Ministry of Local Government with State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in the chair. The meeting also decided to build several establishments for the tourism development at St Martin''s Island. Sources said all illegal establishments, including the dry fish market, as well as slums, will be removed from the Island. The meeting also decided not to allow building of any establishment without prior permission from the authority and stop fish catch around the Island. St Martin''s Island, situated 17 kilometers off Taknaf, has four islands - Zingira, Dakhinpara, Galachira and Charadia.