Balochistan gov’t taking radical measures to promote ecotourism

Government decided to develop its coastal areas to facilitate tourists and travelers, the source said.

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ISLAMABAD, The construction work on the ecotourism resorts was in full swing with allied facilities in the coastal areas of Balochistan to cater to the needs of local and foreign tourists visiting its beautiful coastal lines.

The construction work on the establishment of tourist resorts in Kund Malir, Gadani, Aurmara, Jiwani, Gwadar, and Kalmat was in the final stages as 90 percent of development work had been done, sources in the Balochistan government told.

In a bid to unlock the potential of the tourism sectors of Balochistan, the government had decided to develop its coastal areas to facilitate tourists and travelers, the source said. They said the government was striving to provide basic and residential facilities at the sites, sound infrastructure, the best transport system, and a safe environment for the visitors to the area.

The nine tourist resorts in the coastal belt would be established at Kund Malir, Aurmara, Gwadar, Jiwani, and others costing Rs 1,602 million with an aim to develop its coastal area to attract more tourists. The Balochistan government has spent Rs 250 million on the establishment of five beach parks in the coastal belt, it added.

The provincial government has formulated Balochistan Coastal Development Authority to regulate commercial activities and ensure modern facilities in the area. The government has posted 215 lifeguards to facilitate the tourists and provide protection to them, he added.

The Balochistan government was making serious efforts to frame the master plan of the coastal belt as the province possessed plethora of tourist attractions along the 750-kilometer long coastal belt. The provincial government was taking concrete measures to promote domestic tourism that could contribute huge revenue to the national exchequer.

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