PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Govt has announced to establish tourism authority, for the promotion of tourism in the province.
This was revealed by senior minister for tourism Atif khan while talking to media here on Wednesday.
The minister said that the authority was meant to promote tourism and generate revenue.
“The chief minister, chief Secretary and minister for tourism will oversee the authority” he added
Atif khan further said that local govt and communication Department will also be part of the authority to ensure infrastructure and cleanliness in tourist spots.
“The authority will explore new sites besides providing basic facilities to the existing sites”.
“We are focused on promotion of regional tourism and later foreign tourists will be attracted to ensure revenue generation “he added.
He also claimed that Swat Express Way would be completed by December this year, which he said would help to promote tourism in the province.
He also announced that work on Behrain, Kalam and Kumrat roads would also be started soon.
Senior minister said that FATA districts, now the part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had a great potential adding that efforts will be made to promote tourism throughout the province alike.
He also said that the govt will pay special attention to the youth, providing them with job opportunities adding that youth will also be given loans enabling them earn the livelihood.