Anational biodiversity museum will be set up by the Union government in Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 100 crore.
According to AP Biodiversity Board chairman R Hampaiah, the state government had allotted 15 acres of prime land adjacent to the Gachibowli-Mehdipatnam road for the museum.
He said the foundation stone for the project would be laid on August 17 and it would be completed over a period of two years.
Hyderabad is the host for the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations to be held in October, this year.
Touted as one of the biggest events the country had hosted so far, the Conference of Parties (COP 11) is expected to be attended by 8,000 delegates from 194 countries.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has geared up to beautify the city ahead of the 19-day conference.
The corporation has reportedly decided to erect new signboards besides re-carpeting important road stretches leading to the venue of the conference.