Three tourism sector road projects approved
PESHAWAR: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved three road infrastructure projects to ensure easy access of tourists to the newly identified tourist spots of the province, said an official handout issued here on Sunday. These projects include 48-kilomtre Kalam-Kumrat Road, 52-kilomtre Thal Patrak-Tori Oba Road and 14-kilomtre Thal-Jazbanda Road. These projects will be completed under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism (KITE) Project with the financial assistance of the World Bank. It may be recalled here that the provincial government has already approved four other road infrastructure projects for the already identified tourist spots of the province under the KITE Project which are in the process of execution. These four road projects include widening of 24-kilomtre Thandiyani Road in district Abbottabad, construction of 23-kilomtre Mankiyal-Badha Sarai Road in Swat, 45-kilomtres Shishikoh-Madaklasht Road in Chitral and 35-kilomtre Upat Valley Road in Kohistan. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has termed these projects as of vital importance for the promotion of tourism activities in the province. He said that the completion of these projects will prove a milestone in boosting tourism in the province. He said that the promotion of tourism in the province is top priority of his government. He said that as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the provincial government under a well-devised strategy is taking result-oriented steps to promote tourism activities in the province and create maximum employment opportunities for the locals. - APP ?