Tourism centres to be developed in Balochistan

Published March 21, 2021
Deep in Balochistan, The Princess of Hope rises up against the horizon. — Photo: Noman Ansari
Deep in Balochistan, The Princess of Hope rises up against the horizon. — Photo: Noman Ansari

QUETTA: The Balochistan Coastal Development Authority (BCDA) has decided to launch projects for developing tourism centres under public-private partnership.

A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Saturday reviewed the progress on the BCDA’s development projects aimed at promoting tourism in the province.

While briefing the meeting, BCDA Director General Babar Khan Kakar said that a master plan of the coastline was being prepared and feasibility studies of five fishing sites had been included in the tourism promotion projects. He said seven eco-tourism resorts, construction of nine rest areas at the coastal highway and other projects had also been prepared.

Mr Khan said construction of eight floating jetties, five beach parks and two nurseries of salicornia had also been included in the development projects. He said tourist resorts at Gadani, Miani Hour, Kund Malir, Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar Marine Drive and Jewani Sunset Point would be set up.

The chief minister asked the authorities concerned to review the current composition of the governing body of BCDA and submit amendments to the law. The secretaries of finance, local government, public health engineering and environment departments also attended the meeting.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2021

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