Small dams in KP to transform into picnic points

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

21st Aug, 2020. 01:18 pm
KP small dams

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to transform small dams into picnic points.

In this regard, the government has begun to transform five dams into picnic points for the masses initially. The step is being taken to boost the tourism industry in the country.

According to the details, Kundar Dam in Swabi, Jalozai Dam Nowshera, Thand Dam Kohat, Chattri Dam Haripur and Jhangra Dam Abbottabad are being made as picnic points.

Facilities of parking, restaurants, open cooking, solar system, spot fishing and others will be provided to the visitors at the aforementioned sites.

Earlier on August 19, Prime Minister Imran Khan had chaired a meeting on reviving tourism sector in the country, where it was decided to form a coordination committee and remove all encroachments from tourist spots.

On the other hand, The KP government plans to introduce the longest and highest cable car project in Kumrat Valley of Pakistan.

The KP government has decided to set up a 14-kilometre long cable car project, which will connect scenic tourist resort of Kumrat Valley area of Chitral, at an estimated cost of Rs32 billion.

According to a statement, the decision made in a meeting of the tourism department, chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and attended by Tourism Secretary Mohammad Abid Majeed and other senior officials.

The meeting gave go-ahead to the department to carry out a detailed feasibility study and engineering design of the project.

However, the CM termed promotion of tourism one of the top priorities of the government.

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