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The forest department was established in 1870 during the British Raj era. Originally established to look after natural forests, the department started social forestation in the 1980s. The department is also responsible for National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, Forestry Development and Training Centre, Kaptai, and to Bangladesh Forest College. The total amount of forest land under the management of the department is 3.617 million acres. In the 1950s and 1960s the department planted Sal Dhaka, Tangail, and Mymensingh of Dhaka division. The department also planted Tendu iin Dinajpur. In the 1980s the department planted trees in coastal areas for protection against cyclones and tides. The department planted trees along roads, canals, and railways tracks which totaled 94,000 km.

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Revenue $271 million
Employees 169 (75 on RocketReach)
Founded 1870
Phone +880 1711-350515
Industry Environmental Services, Agriculture General, Agriculture
Keywords Sustainable Forest Management, Forest Management
SIC SIC Code 08 Companies, SIC Code 085 Companies
NAICS NAICS Code 11 Companies, NAICS Code 115 Companies

Bangladesh Forest Department Questions

The Bangladesh Forest Department annual revenue was $271 million in 2024.

75 people are employed at Bangladesh Forest Department.

The NAICS codes for Bangladesh Forest Department are [11, 115].

The SIC codes for Bangladesh Forest Department are [8, 85].

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