Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration, according to Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, is taking serious initiatives to promote the tourist and sports sectors. According to a statement issued here on Sunday, he said there were plenty of potential for tourism, which could be used to provide jobs for the people and stabilise the province’s economy.
The chief minister made these remarks while chairing the sports, culture, and tourist department’s Annual Development Program review meeting here. He said that the government was taking practical steps to grow the tourism business.
He urged the competent authorities to monitor the progress of ongoing tourist and sports development projects to ensure that they are completed on time.
During the briefing, the participants were informed that the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the Sports, Tourism, Culture, Youth Affairs, and Archaeology Department contained a total of 115 projects, 106 of which were ongoing and nine new projects.
There are 77 projects for settled districts and 29 schemes for merged districts out of the total. In the current fiscal year’s budget, Rs14.5 billion has been set up for these projects.