PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmoud Khan on Tuesday said he government was in process of completing formalities for bidding for creation of four integrated tourist areas in province as part of plans turn tourism into an industry and create employment opportunities.
“An investor conference will be held in Karachi will follow the road this month shows in Lahore and Islamabad attract investments in tourism industry,” said the head minister spoke at a meeting that considered progress on projects of The Department of Tourism is here, according to official statement.
The meeting provided a detailed briefing on ongoing reforms in tourism department, development projects in tourism sector and progress on in decisions made in in last meeting.
Officials told participants that the feasibility study has been completed for in development of Boyun ski resorts and Hund Park on the foundation of public-private partnership rather than a master plan for Hund Park was also ready.
It was reported that 329 information boards had been installed. for tourists in various points in provinces.
Officials said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received first job title in Lok Virsa festival took place in Islamabad recently.
Main minister said participants what a provincial government worked on promotion of tourism sector in line with Vision of Pakistani Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan with aim of creating employment opportunities for in people at the local level and strengthening local economy.
He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has a huge tourism potential that can be used to solve issue of unemployment effectively.
Main minister said that his government worked for in improvement of facilities in tourist spots, and development of tourist spots in attract local residents and foreigners.
“We initiated a series of projects for building of access roads to tourist places,” he said.
Mr. Mahmoud said that apart from the provision of amenities for tourists, tourist police also was delivered in place for security of visitors from the country and from abroad.
Published in Dawn, December 7, 2022