Balochistan govt allocates Rs1bn to develop tourist spots

QUETTA: The provincial government has allocated Rs1bn to develop seven tourist destinations, in a bid to boost tourism in the region, announced Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.

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“Government is paying special attention to the development and progress of the coastal belt,” CM Kamal informed.

He further highlighted the existing tourism and investment opportunities in the coastal areas of the province.

A sum of Rs150 million was allocated by the provincial government for the development of the coastal areas.

Speaking on the matter, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa acknowledged the efforts taken to develop South Balochistan.

“Current focus is on building roads for better connectivity and socio-economic development of the area,” said Asim Bajwa.

The Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar and Awaran-Bela road projects will further transform this region.

Prior to this, Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the uplift projects being carried out in Balochistan, while chairing a second meeting of the National Development Council (NDC).

The meeting deliberated on road infrastructure, better utilization of water resources, agriculture, energy and establishment of border market projects in the province.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, federal ministers including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Hammad Azhar, Ali Zaidi, Adviser to PM on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal and others were among the attendees of the meeting.

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