PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan visited Hazara to inaugurate construction work on the streets at three tourist attractions in the division today.
“The inauguration of construction work on three roads in the tourist resort envisions the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who are interested in promoting tourism to generate income and create job opportunities for young people in the province,” an official statement said on Thursday.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will visit the Kaghan valley where he will formalize construction work on the road to three beautiful valleys, including Mahnoor, Paparang and Shogran.
The KP government has set aside Rs2,400 million in the 2019-20 Annual Development Program for road construction in Hazara to promote tourism in the division. The construction of three roads in various locations in the Kaghan valley is part of the program that is carried out according to the ADP plan.
A 15 kilometer road in the Mahnoor valley will cost Rs686 million, a nine kilometer road in the Paparang valley is Rs382 million, while Rs353 million will be spent on building an 11 kilometer road to the Shogran Valley.
Meanwhile, the KP government is also preparing plans for the construction of a 370 kilometer connecting road infrastructure in the provincial tourist resort, which will increase tourism, generate income and provide opportunities for young locals. Likewise, a feasibility study has also been initiated for the establishment of 10 integrated tourism zones in the Hazara and Malakand divisions.
Under these projects, tourists will be able to have a comfortable rest area, tourist information and facilitation centers. At the same time, the project to install a camping pod at tourist sites is also going well and tourists appreciate the efforts of the provincial government for tourism promotion and the facilitation of tourists and provincial visitors.