The Odisha government plans to open a state-of-the-art environment museum and exhibition centre here shortly to create awareness among citizens about the various aspects of the environment and its protection.
The proposed museum will be constructed in line with the ones in Japan and Hong Kong. Sources said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) would assist the administration in designing the museum and exhibition centre.
The Japanese government has developed such a facility in Kitakyushu city for awareness and education of schoolchildren. The centre in Japan has various sections that introduce topics, such as the history of Kitakyushu City’s triumph over environmental pollution, environmental issues facing the city as well as the Earth and the city’s goal to become an eco-city of the future.