PESHAWAR: In a bid to develop the tourism sector, the government identified the Chorr valley located in the Battagram District, Hazara Division as a tourist spot and approved the plan to uplift the area.
In order to boost the tourism sector and generate activity, the federal and provincial government has granted Rs4.4 billion, which will be utilised by the authorities to construct link roads in the Hazara and Malakand divisions.
An additional Rs2 billion were also granted for the development of various scenic spots in Swabi, Buner, Dir, DI Khan, Kohat and other southern districts.
In recent years, Galiyat, Hazara, Malakand divisions, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Kumrat, and Kalash valleys had received over 2.5 million domestic and foreign tourists.
This year, however, the tourism industry has also been affected due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To overcome the repercussion of the pandemic and to boost the tourism sector, a total of Rs3 billion were allocated for the development of tourist spots in the merged districts, including Tirah in Khyber, Samoona in Orakzai, Chappari in Parachinar, Kurram and the North and South districts of Waziristan.
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