K-P budget to Boost Southern Tourism

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 2024-25 Budget Focuses on Developing Southern Tourism Destinations

Peshawar, May 15, 2024 – The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has announced its budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year, with a significant focus on developing tourism infrastructure and amenities in the southern districts of the province.

According to the provincial finance minister, a substantial portion of the development budget has been allocated towards upgrading roads, building new rest areas and campsites, and improving utilities and facilities in popular tourist spots located in the southern region of K-P.

“The southern districts of our province, such as Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, and South Waziristan, are home to breathtaking natural landscapes that have immense potential for tourism growth,” the finance minister stated during a press conference. “By investing in the development of these areas, we aim to not only boost the local economy but also provide residents and visitors alike with world-class tourism experiences.”

Some of the key initiatives outlined in the budget include:

  • Constructing a new network of paved roads connecting major tourist destinations in the south, reducing travel time and improving accessibility.
  • Building high-quality campsites, lodges, and other accommodation options in scenic locations to cater to the increasing number of adventure travelers and nature enthusiasts.
  • Upgrading existing rest areas along highways with modern amenities such as restaurants, fueling stations, and rest facilities.
  • Improving the supply of electricity, water, and telecommunications services in remote tourist spots to enhance the overall visitor experience.
  • Launching targeted marketing campaigns to promote the unique cultural, historical, and natural attractions of southern K-P both domestically and internationally.

The provincial government has expressed optimism that these investments will not only attract more tourists to the region but also create employment opportunities for the local communities and contribute to the overall economic development of the southern districts.

“By focusing on the untapped tourism potential of our southern areas, we believe we can diversify the province’s economy and provide new avenues for growth and prosperity,” the finance minister concluded. K-P budget to Boost Southern Tourism

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