Monday, October 25, 2021

Renowned Malaysian Firm Develops Master Plan of 4 Key Tourist Spots in KP

AJM Planning and City Development Group (APUDG), a renowned Malaysian business, has proposed a comprehensive program for the future of four leisure zones in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in order to attract more visitors to the region.

Executive Chairman APUDG, Norliza Hashim, told workshop attendees on Wednesday that her company has produced a master plan for the development of four tourism zones: Mankial in Swat, Thandiani in Abbottabad, Ganol in Mansehra, and Madaklasht in Lower Chitral.

According to her, the strategy included map-making, local planning, a destination management plan, phase-wise infrastructural facilities, and the building of highways linking to tourist zones.

The session was attended by Tausif Khalid, Project Director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism (KITE), officials from the KP Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums, Culture and Youth Affairs Department, and tourism stakeholders.

According with information, there are six proposals for the development of the Comprehensive Tourism Zone Thandiani, including a 428-room hotel and a tourist resort, as well as five infrastructure and other utilities projects.

Similarly, eight proposals for the Ganol tourism zone were presented, including a 218-room hotel and a resort, as well as five transportation and other amenities projects. Seven initiatives were offered for the Integrated Tourism Zone Mankial in Swat, including a 71-room hotel and a resort, as well as five infrastructural and other utilities projects. There were eight initiatives for the Integrated Tourism Zone Madaklasht in Lower Chitral, including the construction of a new hotel.

The Department of Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums, Culture, and Youth Affairs, which is supported by the World Bank and is part of KITE, chose to construct the four zones to make it easier for tourists and visitors. The provincial administration is launching a number of efforts to promote tourism as a vital driver of economic development and job creation in the province.

The KP government has partnered with the World Bank through an International Development Association (IDA) loan for the KITE project to build an enabling environment for the private sector to participate in and develop the tourist value chain.

Related Articles

Pakistan wins the first ever Twenty20 match by ten wickets

Pakistan defeats India by 10 wickets in the first-ever T20 match at the World Cup.

India suffered its first ever humiliating defeat by ten wickets in the history of cricket

Pakistan has gotten off to a fast start in Dubai, thanks to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. After 7 overs, the pair had the...

Asad Umar believes that only private-sector-led development can propel Pakistan ahead

Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, expressed faith in the private sector to help Pakistan achieve economic viability in...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles

Pakistan wins the first ever Twenty20 match by ten wickets

Pakistan defeats India by 10 wickets in the first-ever T20 match at the World Cup.

India suffered its first ever humiliating defeat by ten wickets in the history of cricket

Pakistan has gotten off to a fast start in Dubai, thanks to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. After 7 overs, the pair had the...

Asad Umar believes that only private-sector-led development can propel Pakistan ahead

Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, expressed faith in the private sector to help Pakistan achieve economic viability in...

Today’s match between India and Pakistan will be broadcast live on PIA flights

The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has chosen to keep on-board passengers informed about Sunday's highly-anticipated T20 Worldcup match between India and Pakistan. Air...

Sindh planning to construct Pakistan’s first green hydrogen plant

According to sources, Pakistan's first green hydrogen plant would be built in Sindh, with a capacity of producing 150,000kg of fuel per day. Naheed...