In another step to rejuvenate tourism in the province, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to build picnic spots at small dams all over the province.
Initially, the Government decides to develop picnic points at 5 dams. Which includes Kundar Dam in Swabi, Jalozai Dam in Nowshera, Tanda Dam in Kohat, Chattri Dam in Haripur, and Jhangra Dam in Abbottabad.
According to details, tourists will be accorded with a wide range of facilities. Which includes open cooking, solar power, sport fishing, restaurants, and parking.
Earlier on August 19, Prime Minister Imran Khan had chaired a meeting on reviving the tourism sector in the country. In the meeting, it was decided to form a coordination committee and remove all encroachments from tourist spots. The prime minister while chairing the meeting had decided to form a coordination committee under the chair of his Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfi Bukhari. The main purpose is to promote tourism in Pakistan.
As per details, the decision was made in a meeting of the tourism department. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was the chairperson, and Tourism Secretary Mohammad Abid Majeed and other senior officials were there to attend the meeting.
The meeting gave go-ahead to the department to carry out a detailed feasibility study and engineering design of the project.
Other projects to rejuvenate tourism
Earlier this week, Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan approved to launch a sightseeing safari train and bus service.
The steam safari train will operate to and from two routes; Peshawar to Attock and Peshawar to Takht-i-Bahi, covering all tourist spots in between.
Whereas, the bus service will offer tourists a chance to explore the walled city areas of Peshawar.
Last month, the government had approved the world’s largest and highest cable car project. Its located in Kumrat, a picturesque valley in Upper Dir district.
The 14-km long project will incur a cost of Rs. 32 billion and will take five months to complete. Once operational, the cable car will connect Kumrat valley to Lower Chitral’s Madaklasht valley.
Besides tourism, the government would not only oppose construction in national parks. But also demolish existing infrastructure in Margalla hills to restore their biodiversity.
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