Lahore: According to different sources, the Forest Department has handed over its three rest houses in Murree to the Tourism Department as part of a deal to promote tourism while generating revenue from existing government infrastructure.
The two departments signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Forest Minister Sibtain Khan, Tourism Advisor Asif Mahmood, Tourism Secretary Ehsan Bhutta, Forest Secretary Javed Iqbal Bukhari, and others.
The rest houses will be renovated to attract tourists by adding a hostel, children’s play area, food lane, and other facilities, and the revenue will be split between the two departments.
On the occasion, it was announced that the TDCP had been given various public rest houses to open to the public. To encourage domestic tourism, floating restaurants would be built in the Kalabagh region of the Indus River.